Students react to TPS budget cuts

Posted at 9:46 PM, May 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-03 23:36:42-04

Tulsa Public Schools recently announced cuts to their budget which will result in larger classroom sizes. 

2 Works For You spoke to those who will be affected most by the cuts -the students. 

Third grader Hudson Sipes is a reading fanatic. He was recently awarded for reading one million words by his school librarians. With state education budget cuts, Sipes' access to books will be limited. 

"We're only going to be able to go once a week," said Sipes. 

This is something he doesn't understand. He credits his accomplishments in school to reading and shares why he thinks they would be limited.

"The governor doesn't support the school enough. I think they support the jail, but if they support the school more, not very many people would go to jail," said Sipes. 

Students like Sipes also say they're worried about fewer teachers and more kids in a classroom. 

"If there's a lot of kids, it's hard for the teacher to control them. If there are at least two or more teachers in the classroom, they can be calm and focus on learning and get educated."

Parents say it's important for people to see the concern children have, which could be the biggets issue within the budget crisis. 

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