This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
By the thousands, students of Philadelphia schools walked out of classes on May 17 in a rally to save the city’s schools from massive, debilitating budget cuts that would take place if the District fails to fill a $304 million budget shortfall. Converging on the School District’s headquarters at 440 N. Broad St. around noon, the enormous throng of students marched south down Broad toward Market Street, where they circled City Hall, stopping traffic, before heading back to District headquarters.
All photos by Harvey Finkle