Rank-and-file teachers in Madison Teachers Inc. march into the Capitol. MTI teachers' sick-out triggered the initial waves of protest. The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution is chalked on the ground.
A young girl particpates in the protests. She somberly holds a sign that reads "We go to great public schools -- let's keep it that way!"
Others comment on the potential consequences of cutting education. This sign reads "Suprisingly, hurting education makes us dummer not more intelligenter!"
Teachers point out the contradictions of imposing cuts on public education. This sign reads "Scott, I taught your son algebra. Now you want to slash funding for my kids schools...while giving tax breaks to your corporate buddies. That's shared sacrifice?"
Other teachers offer mathematics lessons. The woman on the left holds a sign that reads "I teach high school math and something doesn't add up here." The woman on the right holds a sign that reads "Walker's Budget Repair: Tax cuts for the rich = end of workers' rights!"
Thousands march around the Capitol. A protester holds a sign that points out the high price of defunding education. The sign reads, "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance!"
A teacher stands on the corner amid snow flurries, grinning and holding a sign that reads "You can't scare me...I teach middle school!"
A teacher holds a sign summarizing the importance of treating teachers well! Her sign reads "My working conditions are your kids learning conditions."