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Mon Mar 30, 2015, 10:05 AM

 

Students and Parents Rally Against Cuomo's Billionaire-Backed Education Scheme

Students, parents, and teachers protest New York governor's plan to tie standardized tests to teacher evaluations
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Lauren McCauley, staff writer
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/03/28/students-and-parents-rally-against-cuomos-billionaire-backed-education-scheme

Parents, teachers, and students from across the state flooded the streets of Manhattan on Saturday to call out Governor Andrew Cuomo for selling out the public school system.

"Wall Street got a bailout. Public schools were sold out," was the message as protesters rallied, surrounded by NYPD barricades, outside Cuomo's 3rd Avenue office building. The group is calling on the state government to fully fund public schools, limit high-stakes testing, support struggling schools, fairly evaluate teachers, and stop the expansion of charter schools.


It's becoming more and more common to see protests around the country. This is the Populist Movement. It's scattered now and needs organization and a leader. Hopefully 2016 will see a leader emerge.

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Reply Students and Parents Rally Against Cuomo's Billionaire-Backed Education Scheme (Original post)
rhett o rick Mar 2015 OP
daleanime Mar 2015 #1
rhett o rick Mar 2015 #2
daleanime Mar 2015 #3
Enthusiast Mar 2015 #4
harbinger07 Mar 2015 #5

Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 10:12 AM

1. Organization, yes....

Leader, no. The way the MSM works that only provides a clay target, making it easier to dismiss the movement.

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Response to daleanime (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 10:17 AM

2. As I see it we need a leader to make it a movement. Otherwise it can be dismissed

 

as individual disgruntled groups that the media essentially ignores, like we've seen for the last few years. A leader could get media time and tell all the individual groups that they share common ground with other groups. I agree a leader would be a focus point to attack, but that will bring attention to the movement.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 10:36 AM

3. Oh, they are going to do their best to dismiss us.....

how much attention was paid to that last big march against global warming in New York? Our best weapon against it is simply man-hours. More people, more time. The old longer and stronger. We can't fool ourselves, this is not going to be easy.

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Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 10:48 AM

4. Kicked and recommended a brazillion times.

Cuomo is a blatant sellout!

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 02:58 PM

5. His attacks on public sector unions

 

Cuomo is indeed a sellout. His attacks on public sector unions come right out of the Scott Walker playbook... which is really the Koch playbook.

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