School Budget Cuts Draw Protests in Madera

February 19, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A crowd of at least two hundred protestors surrounded Courthouse Park in Downtown Madera on Friday to protest school district budget cuts, and the proposed shutdown of the districts adult education school. It serves many teens like Wilneasha Nelson, who need to finish high school. "I was raised in foster care all my life and in order to finish the system I have to graduate from High School and I am behind on credits and this is the only thing that will save me." She said.