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Time for a Radical, Radical Change': Virginians Rally to Save Richmond Public Schools

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RICHMOND, Va. — Approximately 1,000 parents, students and teachers gathered at Richmond's City Hall last week for a Save Our Schools rally to demand more funding to fix the crumbling infrastructure of Richmond Public Schools.

Chris Lombardi teaches fifth-graders at Mary Munford Elementary school and helped organize the rally. “Environment is so much if you’re asking teachers to teach and students to learn in moldy environments, in environments where there are leaks coming down in the classroom when it rains heavily, buildings where the HVAC systems are not working properly," he said. "In the summer, it’s way hot; in the winter, it’s way cold. In those conditions, learning the way it’s supposed to be won’t happen."

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