Madrid: The Green Tide, An Organization Advocating For More Funding For Public Education, Marches Looking To Achieve Demands

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An organization known as Marea Verde por la Educación (Green Tide for Education) has rallied thousands of people in Madrid under the demand that there be a greater investment in the public education system.

“We want to return to 18 school periods in all educational stages and we want more investment in public education. More places for public education,” explained Sandra Villa, spokesperson for the Green Assembly of Madrid to Lasexta.

The rally, which is comprised of teachers’ groups, unions, and AMPAS, is opposing the elimination of 2,000 teaching positions. “The situation of the educational community in Madrid is despicable. It has reached incalculable limits. It has destroyed public education and there are many people for whom the only thing left to access an education is to go to private school,” said Cea del Barrio, spokesman for the Students Union of Madrid.

As a result of this, they are advocating for a decrease in the ratios, and the slogan they are using to do so is “We Can Do Better.” “No to the pillaging of the public school system.” “The public’s money given back to the public.” In addition, the various teachers’ organizations have voiced their disapproval of the disintegration of the public educational guidance teams.

“Vacancies are not filled. There are children with special educational needs who are left without professionals. We are not opening new nursery schools and giving a check to private ones. “Classrooms are being closed,” said Yolanda Salcedo, a guidance counselor.

Virginia: Mega Millions Ticket Sales Generate More Than $30 Million For Public Education

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There was a Mega Millions jackpot winner, but it wasn’t purchased in Virginia. Everyone’s enthusiasm did, however, help Virginia.

During the 29 draws of the jackpot run that started in April and finished with the drawing that took place on Friday night, the state of Virginia made an estimated profit of $30.2 million from the sale of Mega Millions tickets.

By law, every dollar of profit has to go to the state’s public education system.

In the drawing that took place on Friday evening, more than 405,000 of the Mega Millions tickets that were purchased in Virginia were selected as winners. There were four tickets that had a match for four of the first five numbers as well as the Mega Ball number. The standard reward for that is $10,000; however, one of those players put an additional dollar on the megaplier, which brought the total prize up to $20,000.

The online purchase of the winning ticket was worth $20,000 in prize money. More than 64,000 winning Mega Millions tickets were bought at valottery.com, out of a total of 405,000 winning tickets bought in Virginia for Friday night’s drawing.

The Mega Millions jackpot was won by the numbers 13, 36, 45, 57, 67, and 14. The drawing was held on Friday.

The draws for Mega Millions take place every Tuesday and Friday night at eleven o’clock p.m. The chances of winning the jackpot in the Virginia Lottery are one in 302,575,350, according to the lottery’s website.