Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Protest Cuomo's Failed Education Agenda at the Democratic Convention this Thursday!

There will be a protest this Thursday, May 22nd, beginning at 10:00 a.m., outside the Huntington Hilton in Melville, Long Island, where Cuomo is going to be nominated. President Obama is expected to make an appearance as well. The Huntington Hilton is located at: 598 NY Rte 110 (Broad Hollow Rd.), Melville, NY 11747.

There will be buses leaving from NYC and the Lower Hudson in the morning. The AQE's Long Island Organizer will be helping to shuttle people back and forth from where the buses will be parked. So, for those who want to meet up in Melville, AQE will have a shuttle that will be running from the Park and Ride at approx 335 N. Service Road at Exit 49 of the LIE. The park and ride is between Pinelawn Rd. and Rte 110 (Broad Hollow Rd.) on the N. Service Road.

Since taking office in 2011, Governor Cuomo has abandoned our public schools by:

-Slashing school budgets, causing class sizes to increase, and refusing to comply with the Campaign for Fiscal Equity ruling, which starves our highest needs students of adequate funding and resources;
- Forcing a tax cap, which requires a supermajority of voters to raise funds for education; while bribing them with tax refunds if they refuse to raise spending;
- Driving more resources and special privileges to charter schools, run by private corporate boards full of his wealthy hedge fund contributors, including forcing NYC to give them free space despite huge school overcrowding;  
 -Increasing testing and teaching to the test through pushing through a flawed teacher evaluation system.

For more information or to reserve a seat on the bus, click  here.

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