A group of teachers in La Crosse is joining a nationwide demonstration in support of public schools.

Members of the La Crosse Education Association staged a 'walk-in' before school Thursday.

They were part of more than 100,000 people in 200 cities to protest what they say is the privatization of education.

Teachers in La Crosse say they were also hoping to draw attention to the importance of public schools and all the work public school teachers do in and out of the classroom.