One Voice United: The Complete Program
This is the complete 3-hour program of the One Voice United rally, which brought together thousands of parents, teachers, students and community members to the Empire State Plaza in Albany June 8, 2013, in support of public education.
This video is also available online at http://youtu.be/8FgaBilBRW0.
MSNBC: Nichols and Reid talk Albany rally, high-stakes testing on 'The Ed Show'
Via MSNBC's "The Ed Show:"
Testing your commitment to education. How many teachers need to stage protests before the rest of us learn that standardized tests are not the best way to ensure our kids get educated? The Nation's John Nichols joins Joy Reid with the political answer sheet.
Click here to view the video.
WNYT: Thousands rally at the Capitol for public education
Gannett: Thousands gather for education rally
The full report is available here.
Bedford Teachers Association: Slideshow and Interviews
'Stop this Madness'
"I am a frontline, passionate, true student advocate, dedicated educator that's not havin' this!" Jeremy Dudley - a.k.a. "Origin" - is a teacher and instructional technologist for the City School District of Albany. A member of the Albany Public School Teachers Association, Dudley performed the song live to the thousands gathered at the Empire State Plaza in Albany for the One Voice United rally. For more information or to download a FREE copy of the song "Stop this Madness," visit www.facebook.com/dudleyteaches or www.originalrap.com. You can also find him on Twitter at @dudleyteaches #stopthismadness.
March With Us, Maybe?
"The kids are stressed out, going crazy. So here's our number. March with us, maybe?" This video was produced by members of the Averill Park Teachers Association and union president Michelle Smead (who also penned the top ten list of reasons to march on Albany that's receiving national attention).
Why We Rally
These educators will be in Albany on June 8 to rally with One Voice United. Will you? This video was produced by Joe Karb and Ben Higgins of the Springville Faculty Association and features NYSUT President Dick Iannuzzi's announcement of the rally at the union's annual convention in April.
Why are we rallying? Here it in the words of president Dick Iannuzzi and vice president Maria Neira as well as NEA President Dennis Van Roekel, AFT President Randi Weingarten and John Nichols of The Nation.