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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- 160 U of L students are taking off their shoes to get their message across to Kentucky legislators as they attend the Rally for Higher Education in Frankfort.
While they left campus Tuesday with their shoes on, they'll be going barefoot as they speak with lawmakers. It's an attempt to let the General Assembly know education cuts fulfill the stereotype that Kentuckians are poor and uneducated.
Governor Steve Beshear has proposed a 6.4 percent budget cut to higher education. U of L Student Body President Kurtis Frizzell says, "We've had students that have already come up to our office and said, you know, we're not going to be able to come back to school next semester and it's starting to affect our degrees."
The cuts would equate to a loss of $9 million to the University of Louisville.