I wasn't even making snide comments when Leo Casey spoke representing the UFT (Michael Mendel called to say he was snowed in.)
Lots of good video to process and analysis to do.There were many groups supporting and sponsoring the rally but I am especially proud of the GEM activists who led to drive to make this event happen.
Updated: Video and photo links
Sam Coleman, GEM & NYCORE, speaks to crowd of 300 that navigated the 1.5 inches of snow to protest at City Hall unjust policies of school closings, charter takeovers and the privatization of public education. Message: activiate your UFT union at schools across the city to fightback![http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Thank you, Brother Radio Rahim of Coalition for Public Education, CPE
Here are a few stills I took soon after we got there to set up.