Sachem East students: Teachers forced us to write letters to lawmakers

Sachem East students say the teachers forced them to write letters to lawmakers asking for more money. (3/6/13)

SACHEM - Officials say there are allegations that teachers at Sachem High School East forced students to write to lawmakers asking for more money.

The accusations come after the tough cuts in state aid.

School officials are now investigating the claims, according to Newsday.

Officials say it is illegal for teachers to require students to support a political cause.

Sachem has warned that cuts in aid could lead to bigger classes and higher taxes.  

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