Parents Teachers Converge On Ny Capitol Over Education Funding

12.06.12 |

More then 700 public school students, parents, and educators marched Wednesday to the New York state capitol, angry over the property tax cap that limits what schools can raise to cover their bills. Elmira Teachers Union Vice President, Jen Curley spoke with our news partner, WETM T.V., just before she boarded the bus to head out. "I think people are apathetic. I think they're burnt out. I think they're let down. As far as my colleagues go, I think morale is at an all-time low. I've been teaching for 20 years, I've never seen teachers more disillusioned and more distraught." Governor Cuomo said school funding went up by 4 percent this year. He said "4 percent is a lot of money. What else in your life has gone up by 4 percent? Not your home, or your savings account." Education officials say the 4 percent doesn't counter the cuts from the last couple of years.