NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The bone-chilling weather on Saturday did not stop hundreds of teachers, students and parents from gathering in front of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s East Side office to protest his administration’s education policy.
The group — which included United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew and former gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout — protested against charter schools and high-stakes testing and called for full funding of public schools.
“Shouldn’t his priorities be for the students of New York State and not with the people who put him into power?” said parent Michole, from P.S. 58 in Brooklyn.