THE REVERE ADVOCATE - Friday, April 12, 2019 Page 11                        Women Encouraging Empowerment’s Liana Jorge Matute, WEE Parent Lead Organizer Olga Tacure, Garfi eld Elementary Science/Math Teacher/Table Discussion Leader Casey Maloney, Introducer/Garfi eld Elementary First Grade Teacher Francesca DiPanfi lo, Emcee/1st Grade Garfi eld Elementary Teacher Bria Pichette, Garfi eld Elementary Special Education Teacher Gina Garro, Revere Youth in Action Organizer/RHS junior Ayat Zakaria and RHS student Sherley Gomez – sharing why Revere should garner $18 million in state funding. FORMULA | from page 10 said they need more teachers and fewer administrators. “We need less chiefs and more Indians,” Logue said, adding that approximately 17 different languages are spoken at her school – with a limited number of translators available. State Senator Joseph Boncore (D-Winthrop) also advocated for additional funding. “In 25 years, we learned a lot,” Boncore said. “Although education is ‘the great equalizer,’ we have let economically disadvantaged students slip through the cracks.” Boncore acknowledged that the state has had difficulty keeping up with the rising cost of healthcare and aff ordable housing; however, he said funding cannot be withheld from the younger generations. “With the proper education, students are less likely to end                      dine drink gather enjoy THE NORTH SHORE'S HOTTEST NIGHTCLUB! Saturday, April 13 IN THE MUSIC HALL Friday, April 12 FUNBUCKET The Ultimate AD/DC Experience DIRTY DEEDS  IN THE MUSIC HALL Friday, April 19 BACK TO THE 80'S From left to right are Christine Evans, Winthrop Teachers Association President Kristen Reynolds, Rosa Otero and Elizabeth Gonzalez – saying that out of six courses in Winthrop, two are designed for English Language Learners. The Ultimate Rolling Stones Tribute up in the court system,” Boncore said. “If we don’t receive the money, schools won’t have the resources to address each student’s needs.” Gina Garro of Garfi eld Elementary School also advocated for more money. “Parents’ and teachers’ concerns are aligned with each other,” Garro said. “They need to have a unifi ed, strong voice in how this money gets spent.” Garro said the money isn’t a gift but rather a state grant that has been owed for two decades. She added that by having more substitutes, translators and paraprofessionals, they can “teach the whole child” with no strings attached, while still holding the state accountable. Revere High School student Sherley Gomez said although the schools have amazing teachers, smaller class sizes are needed for students to make the most of their education. Revere High School junior RHS student Sherley Gomez said although she has amazing teachers, students need a better school to improve their education. Ayat Zakaria said that the schools don’t have the resources that they need. “Our schools shouldn’t have holes in the walls,” Zakaria said. “We need to prepare students for college readiness and life beyond the four short years that we’re here.” Tara Vocino may be reached at printjournalist1@gmail. com. Women Encouraging Empowerment Lead Organizer Olga Tacure said Revere Public Schools are underfunded. IN THE MUSIC HALL Friday, April 26 NO SHOES NATION The Ultimate Kenny Chesney Tribute Experience! EXCLUSIVE AREA APPEARANCE! Saturday, April 20 THE BLUSHING BRIDES Saturday, April 27 Friday, May 3 A Benefit for Breathe Easy WILDFIRE Country & Comedy AYLA BROWN & RON BELLAMY with Comedian DAVE RUSSO 221 Newbury Street, Danvers For Tickets call (978) 774-7270 or www.breakawaydanvers.com  

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