Advocates marched through Albany for public education

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – They pulled out all the stops for an education rally at the Albany Armory on Wednesday.

Around 2,000 parents, teachers, students and community members demanded the governor and the legislature fund New York public schools fairly and equitably. They called for education reforms and full funding for chronically underfunded schools.

One thing they don’t want, though, are Common Core tests. They said the tests don’t show students’ full potential.

“I just wish that I could teach,” elementary school teacher Kim Oleksiak said. “That is what I would love to do. I would love to be able to actually teach one curriculum for its entirety without having to stop to take some ridiculous test.”

The demonstrators also didn’t like the governor’s plan for teacher evaluations.

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