Demetria Lyde holds her sign high as education advocates speak during their annual budget rally Wednesday night which drew about 100 parents and children. For the first time in years, they've got a shot at getting extra money for the schools as Mayor Tim O'Brien is proposing millions in new aid. Lyde has three children, one in kindergarten, one in pre-kindergarten and one infant so she has a vested interest in getting more money for education.
John Woike, Hartford Courant
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