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NY rally to seek testing moratorium, fair funding
ALBANY (AP) -- New York's largest teachers union is promising a big turnout for a rally in Albany Saturday in support of public education.
The New York State United Teachers says more than 225 busloads of supporters are expected at the Empire State Plaza. Those attending will call for a moratorium on the use of standardized tests in high-stakes decisions until the state has fully implemented its new curriculum standards.
The crowd also is expected to demand fair funding of schools and changes to the state's tax cap law which limits what school districts can budget.
Rally co-sponsors include the AFL-CIO, Citizen Action, New York Immigration Coalition and New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness.