Slideshow | Education Rally

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Alison Arians helps deliver pieces of pie to legislators at a rally for an increase in the state’s base student allocation in education funding in front of the Capitol on Friday. A citizen coalition group, Great Alaska Schools, organized the event attended by about 150 people.
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A rally for an increase in the state’s base student allocation in education funding in front of the Capitol on Friday. A citizen coalition group, Great Alaska Schools, organized the event attended by about 150 people.
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A rally for an increase in the state’s base student allocation in education funding in front of the Capitol on Friday. A citizen coalition group, Great Alaska Schools, organized the event attended by about 150 people.
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A rally for an increase in the state’s base student allocation in education funding in front of the Capitol on Friday. A citizen coalition group, Great Alaska Schools, organized the event attended by about 150 people.
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Rep. Andy Josephson, D-Anchorage, left, enjoys a piece of pie under the envious eye of fellow lawmaker Rep. Les Gara at a rally for an increase in the state’s base student allocation for education funding in front of the Capitol on Friday. A citizen coalition group, Great Alaska Schools, organized the event attended by about 150 people. They gave out pie to legislators as a symbol of education needing a bigger piece of the state's budget.
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A rally for an increase in the state’s base student allocation in education funding in front of the Capitol on Friday. A citizen coalition group, Great Alaska Schools, organized the event attended by about 150 people.
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A rally for an increase in the state’s base student allocation in education funding in front of the Capitol on Friday. A citizen coalition group, Great Alaska Schools, organized the event attended by about 150 people.
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A rally for an increase in the state’s base student allocation in education funding in front of the Capitol on Friday. A citizen coalition group, Great Alaska Schools, organized the event attended by about 150 people.
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Charter school and pre-school students attend a rally for an increase in the state’s base student allocation in education funding in front of the Capitol on Friday. A citizen coalition group, Great Alaska Schools, organized the event attended by about 150 people.
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A rally for an increase in the state’s base student allocation in education funding in front of the Capitol on Friday. A citizen coalition group, Great Alaska Schools, organized the event attended by about 150 people.
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A rally for an increase in the state’s base student allocation in education funding in front of the Capitol on Friday. A citizen coalition group, Great Alaska Schools, organized the event attended by about 150 people.
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Alison Arians and Mary Hakala, right, speak during a rally for an increase in the state’s base student allocation for education funding in front of the Capitol on Friday. A citizen coalition group, Great Alaska Schools, organized the event attended by about 150 people.
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Surrounded by charter school and preschool students, Alison Arians, left, Callie Conerton, Cat Coward and Mary Hakala, right, lead a cheer during a rally for an increase in the state’s base student allocation for education funding in front of the Capitol on Friday. A citizen coalition group, Great Alaska Schools, organized the event attended by about 150 people.
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A rally for an increase in the state’s base student allocation in education funding in front of the Capitol on Friday. A citizen coalition group, Great Alaska Schools, organized the event attended by about 150 people.
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A rally for an increase in the state’s base student allocation in education funding in front of the Capitol on Friday. A citizen coalition group, Great Alaska Schools, organized the event attended by about 150 people.

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