Cole Harbour - About 300 teachers rallied against cuts to education outside premier Darrell Dexter's constituency office Friday afternoon after the end of the school day.
The rally was one of 18 across the province targeting MLAs from the governing NDP. A rally at finance minister Graham Steele's Halifax office attracted 200 teachers, according to the CBC.
A press release from the Nova Scotia Teachers' Union says that $65 million will have been cut across the province come September, and that this "will result in larger class sizes and less individual attention for students."
Teachers chanted "Kids not cuts!" and "Cut to the core! Don't take more!" to the frequent honks of supportive motorists at the busy intersection. A few young children at the rally branded signs concerned about the increases in class size for the coming school year.
Premier Dexter did not make an appearance at his office.