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January 07, 2015

Moral Monday: Join us Jan. 12 to fight for fairness in education

Source: NYSUT Member Action Center
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moral mondayBillionaires are trying to buy Albany to privatize public schools across the state and move billions of dollars from taxpayers into private corporations. We are not going to let that happen!

For our families - and for our futures - we must take a stand and fight for fairness in education!

Take action now to join teachers, parents, students and education supporters from across New York for a Moral Monday Rally on Monday, January 12, to fight for fairness in education.

For years, public schools across the state have been drastically underfunded. Cutting teachers has meant our children have suffered in overcrowded classrooms. Students have gone without art, music and afterschool programs. Enough is enough!

At Monday's rally we will call for the restoration of $2.2 billion in funding that our schools desperately need to provide a sound basic education and stop the expansion of privately-run charter schools.

The event's highlight, at 1 p.m., will be Rev. Dr. William Barber, the President of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP and the founder of Moral Mondays. A compelling speaker, Rev. Dr. Barber will call for the long overdue justice and equality for our children and our schools.

Mark your calendar and pledge to join us! The rally starts at 1 p.m. at the Million Dollar Staircase in the State Capitol Building in Albany.

I hope to see you there!

Andrew Pallotta
NYSUT Executive Vice President

To get you fired up for Monday, here's video of Rev. Dr. Barber's keynote address at the AFT convention last summer.