Advocates Plan New York City-Albany Walk For School Funding
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Education advocates say they're going to walk 150 miles from New York City to Albany to press the state for more school funding.
The walk is organized by the Alliance for Quality Education, which says students, parents, educators and elected officials will participate.
Organizers say the walk commemorates the 10-year anniversary of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity case that directed more money to poor school districts. Advocates say communities are still owed billions of dollars.
The walkers are scheduled to step off from Tweed Court House Sunday and arrive at the Capitol Oct. 11 after making several stops for rallies along the way.
A group of bicycle riders is setting out from Buffalo on Thursday and plans to meet up with the group for the final leg of the walk.
[STORY BY: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]