NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An education rally was held Sunday afternoon, calling for an increase of funding for New York City schools and more support for teachers.

As 1010 WINS’ Derricke Dennis reported, Public Advocate Letitia James rallied parents, teachers and other education advocates, demanding more funding for public schools from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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“This issue is personal to me. The ability to read a book and to put a sentence together is because of a public teacher,” James said.

The public advocate organized the rally at City Hall in opposition of the governor’s 2015 Opportunity Agenda of fiscal goals, including tying state education funding to both public and charter schools.

But 10-year-old Daisy told Dennis her public school needs every penny.

“We need different things like art, music. We need more resources,” she said.

James is demanding that the governor fully fund public schools.

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