Friday, July 8, 2011

Lemonade Stand to Protest Education Cuts

A new lemonade stand on the North Side will be selling cups for ten grand apiece tomorrow.

Activists from One Pittsburgh say they need to sell lemonade at those prices to make up for cuts to education. They say state-level drops in school funding forced Pittsburgh Public Schools to cut 217 jobs.

Kyndall Mason of One Pittsburgh says state leaders aren’t requiring corporations to pay enough in taxes; she says if big businesses contributed more to the state, education spending wouldn’t have been cut.

Mason says One Pittsburgh simply hopes to raise awareness of the education cuts, and she doubts that they’ll sell many of the $5,000 cookies or the $10,000 lemonade.

The group will set up shop in Allegheny West Commons Park at 11:00 a.m. Saturday.