Follow the Yellow Brick Road. To the Capitol.

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“Dorothy” and “Scarecrow” are real-life sisters, and they came from Michigan and Wisconsin to support New Yorkers in trouble. They stood front and center at the NYSUT rally on Tuesday to support public education, held at the state capital.

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‘This is a fight worth fighting’

You could say the numbers tell the story. There’s the staggering number of teachers and SRPs at risk of losing their jobs as state lawmakers weigh $1.5 billion in cuts to education. And then there’s the close to 1,000 teachers, parents and kids who showed up Hackett Middle School in Albany on Wednesday for a rousing rally to protest the cuts to their schools.

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A roomful of people to rally for Capital Region schools

5:46 p.m. I don’t know who’s talking right now but huge cheers when he says how proud he is to be here with a roomful of people who care about education. I can’t wait to read Liza’s report. He just got a standing ovation. 5:55 p.m. Billy Easton of AQE just got up. If you […]

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