Plainfield High Students Protest Spending Cuts With Walk Out

Students at Plainfield High School are expressing their outrage at proposed spending cuts in the latest Board of Education budget. Over 500 students walked out of their classrooms Thursday to protest the slashing of hundreds of thousands of dollars to social workers, guidance counselors and at least one school.  Education officials have said charter schools taking funds away from public schools is among other factors that have led to an $8 million deficit.  Students also raised concerns over violence and challenges facing students with a first language other than English.  The Plainfield Board of Education has until April to pass the budget.