Teacher Rally In Albany
Teachers rally in Albany to increase funding for schools
Elmira (WENY)-- Local teachers went to Albany with a simple message today, we need more funding.
School districts across New York sent bus loads of teachers and administrators to Albany as part of the Educate New York Now Express. Drastic funding cuts have forced school districts to do everything from district consolidations to job cuts. Teachers want to know if our Albany leaders realize how dire the situation is becoming in your kids school.
Broadway School teacher Jennifer Curley says "what if Governor Cuomo went to Washington and they told him what he told us about Hurricane Sandy victims. Find your own money, you have it, find your own money".
Leaders say the success of today's rally will be measured by what steps Governor Cuomo takes in response to their plea.