Wednesday, March 8th, 2017. New York City – On Saturday, March 4th, more than two thousand people marched for education in NYC. They said that “Governor Cuomo needs to finally comply with the court’s decision and fully phase in the remaining $4.3 billion owed to our public schools.”
These are some of the photographs that I took of the demonstration.
Marcha de la gente por la justicia educativa en la Ciudad de Nueva York.
Miércoles, 8 de Marzo, 2017. Nueva York – El Sábado, 4 de Marzo, más de dos mil personas marcharon por la educación en Nueva York. Dijeron que “el Gobernador Cuomo necesita finalmente cumplir con la decisión de la corte y completar los restantes 4.300 millones de dólares debidos a nuestras escuelas públicas”.
Algunas de las fotografías que tomé de la demonstración.
Alliance for Quality Education of New York, organizers of the event said on Facebook:
“When public education is under attack?
What do we do?
Stand up fight back!
On March 4, students, teachers, parents and community members across New York State will come together for the People’s March for Education Justice.
We’ll start at Trump International Hotel 1 Central Park West and make our way to Governor Cuomo’s offices at 633 3rd Ave!? ?
As we continue ?to defend public education ?from federal attacks by Donald Trump and ?Betsy ?DeVos, we ?march to defend here in New York from Governor Andrew Cuomo. The public investment he proposes in his education budget this year is woefully inadequate and falls way short of being equitable. It will negatively impact our most vulnerable students from early child care to higher education all across the state. Black, brown, immigrant,? refugee?, low-income,? LGBTQIA, English Language Learners??, homeless? students and students with disabilities?, are worthy of an investment that will meet their needs not deny them opportunities to be successful.
· We ?march to ?demand that Gov?ernor?
Cuomo finally fully funds the $4.3 billion owed to public statewide as a result of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity? including the $1.9 billion owed NYC?
· ?We march to Raise the Age and end the ?
?criminalization of our youth?, we should be able to provide social workers and other nurturing and committed support staff in schools for struggling youth
· We march to end the state’s over-reliance on high stakes testing
· We ?march to ?demand that NYS ?invests on the front end in? childcare and pre-K and ?invests in truly making SUNY and CUNY free for all ?on the back end in order to ensure successful transition to adulthood.
We march because we need a Governor in NYS who is not afraid to make the? super rich? pay? just 1% more by extending and expanding the millionaire’s tax and closing corporate tax loopholes, which could bring billions to fund high quality education for all and so much more.
· We march because the rhetoric of
Governor Cuomo and Trump attacking public education ?is almost indiscernible as they both have
called public schools “a monopoly” and
?have both push school privatization through vouchers and privately-run charter schools.”
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Video by Mark Apollo.
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