June 07, 2013

Many voices will defend public education Saturday! Here's a partial list

Source: NYSUT Communications
one voice united rally

Thousands will be raising their voices on behalf of public education at the Once Voice United rally this Saturday. Speakers and great music - including bands featuring students and educators - are on tap for what will be a historic day.

Here's a partial list of some of the VIPs who will be speaking up and speaking out on behalf of public education:

  • Ivette Alfonso, President, Citizen Action of New York
  • Rowena Blackman-Stroud, United University Professions, Chapter President, SUNY Downstate
  • Mario Cilento, President, NYS AFL-CIO
  • Dr. Mark Crawford, Superintendent of Schools, West Seneca Central School District
  • Ron Deutsch, Director, New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness
  • Nikhil Goyal, 18 Year Old Author of One Size Does Not Fit All; Founder of Learning Revolution
  • Leonie Haimson, Executive Director, Class Size Matters
  • Dick Iannuzzi, President, NYSUT
  • Fred Kowal, President, United University Professions
  • Dr. John McKenna, Principal, Tonawanda City School District
  • Bryan Meyers, Student Assembly State University of New York
  • Michael Mulgrew, President, United Federation of Teachers
  • Hina Naveed, 2013 DREAM Fellow, New York Immigration Coalition
  • John Nichols, Commentator and Journalist - The Nation
  • NYS NAACP Representative
  • NYS Teachers of the Year
  • Joyce Powell, NEA
  • Angelica Rivera, Parent Activist and Leader, Alliance for Quality Education
  • Reverend Charles A. Rogers Sr., "First" Israel African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Amparo Sadler, Parent and Grandparent, Central Islip, LI Progressive Coalition/Alliance for Quality Education
  • Laurence Spring, Superintendent of Schools, Schenectady City School District
  • Randi Weingarten, President, AFT