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CSDM teachers organize 'human chain' protests around schools

05/01/2015 07:28 EDT | Updated 05/01/2016 05:12 EDT
Teachers at 25 schools in Montreal's French-language school board — the Commission Scolaire de Montréal (CSDM) — were joined by parents and students in forming a "human chain" to protest government cuts to education.

The May 1 protests, held between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m., were led by Saint-Jean-de-Brébeuf, a primary school in Rosemont—La-Petite-Patrie.

Lyne Duhaime, head of the governing board at the school, cited overcrowding and scaled back services as reasons for the protest.

"In Quebec, primary and secondary education is a fundamental right... However, the current situation threatens this right," Duhaime said in a statement.

"We demand adequate and stable funding for the primary and secondary public education system in Quebec, a rapid and lasting solution to overcrowding in schools and access to professional services for our children and their teachers."

Here is a list of the participating schools:

- 1. Saint-Jean-de-Brébeuf

- 2. Sainte-Cécile

- 3. Saint-Anselme

- 4. Rose-des-vents

- 5. Saint-Pierre-Claver

- 6. Saint-Arsène

- 7. École Saint-Marc

- 8. Saint-Barthélemy

- 9. Saint-François-Solano

- 10. Saint - Ambroise

- 11. Saint-Clément

- 12. Laurier

- 13. Lanaudière

- 14. Charles Bruneau

- 15. Face

- 16. Ste-Bibiane

- 17. Charles-Lemoyne

- 18. Madeleine de Verchères

- 19. Hélène-Boullé

- 20. La Mennais

- 21. CPE Harmonie

- 22. École St-Donat

- 23. Au pied de la montagne

- 24. École Arc-en-ciel

- 25. École Espace-jeunesse

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