2. Wide of front of the march, protesters carrying banner, reads (Spanish): "Let's defend what's ours: public University"
3. Mid of protesters carrying banner and chanting
4. Close up of placard, reads (Spanish) " Wert (Education Minister) resignation! Do not touch our right to strike! No to education from Franco's times!"
5. Wide of protest
6. Mid of protesters
7. Wide of Workers Commission Union holding their banner, reads (Spanish): "There is no future without education, Say no to cuts!"
8. Wide of protesters marching and chanting
9. Tilt from little girl carried on shoulders to the banner she is holding: "Educate!"
10. Wide of banners, reading (English) "NO!"
11. Wide of protest
12. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) David Martin, unemployed teacher:
"I have been working for 12 years and my experience counts for nothing. I am going to have to pass another exam, and again in two years if I don't have a job by then and my experience will just not count at all, when it should be one of the most important things in education."
13. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Carmen Alonso, mother of students in public education:
"I am going to feel it hard (the cuts) because my daughter will go to university next year and if she does not get a scholarship she will not have that option."
Thousands of students and teachers staged a strike across Spain on Thursday to protest government austerity measures and a planned new education reforms.
The stoppage affected all levels of education and union pickets were placed at many schools and universities across the country.
Organisers claimed a 65 percent turnout by teachers for the strike, while the Education Ministry put the figure at 19 percent.
Spain has seen almost daily protests by people angry over cuts and reforms in the education and health sectors while banks have been bailed out with billions of euros.
The central and regional governments claim the cuts are necessary to help Spain rein its swollen deficit to within European Union limits.
Spain has been in recession for most of the past four years and has a record 27.2 percent unemployment rate.
The country came dangerously close to needing a sovereign bailout last year as the country negotiated a 40 billion (b) euro (52.4 billion US dollar) bailout for its stricken banking system while its borrowing costs soared.
But the threat has since receded owing to the government's deficit-reduction program and a pledge of help from the European Central Bank to buy up unlimited amounts of short-term bonds in countries struggling with high borrowing costs.