Under the banner of “Make Big Banks and Millionaires Pay,” thousands of New Yorkers marched yesterday on Wall Street to call on Mayor Michael Bloomberg to avoid laying off more than 6,000 public school teachers – among other cuts to such important services like childcare and public safety – by ending corporate welfare and tax cuts that allow bankers and the wealthy to shirk their responsibility to pay their fair shares.
Among were dozens of community, labor and progressive organizations that participated in the rally were the Alliance for Quality Education and the Urban Youth Collaborative.
Highly effective and prepared teachers are critical to the health of our public school systems, and the futures of children across the country. Let’s stand together in holding our local, state and federal leaders accountable for providing the resources needed to give all children the opportunity to learn.
Check out video of the rally: http://www.onmay12.org/