Teachers in Colorado and Arizona walked out of their schools on Thursday to protest education funding in their states, marking the latest demonstration over school funding in the U.S.
The protests forced the closures of hundreds of public schools in the states, with over 840,000 of Arizona’s public school students potentially affected by the protests.
Twenty-seven school districts in Colorado were closed due to a lack of teachers.
The New York Times reported that teachers in Phoenix donned red shirts and met at a baseball stadium in the city. They plan to march to the state Capitol in the afternoon for a rally.
Teachers in Colorado also planned on holding a rally at the state Capitol building in Denver on Thursday and Friday and planned to sit down with state lawmakers.