Rally part of National Day of Action against standardized tests

Educators, parents, union leaders and lawmakers gathered Monday to call attention to what they say is a dismal state of public education.

Educators across the nation voiced their criticism of standardized testing.

Educators across the nation voiced their criticism of standardized testing. (12/9/13)

YONKERS - Educators, parents, union leaders and lawmakers gathered Monday to call attention to what they say is a dismal state of public education.

Dozens rallied in Yonkers against standardized testing as part of a National Day of Action. Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and Randy Weingarten, the head of the American Federation of Teachers, said there needs to be a greater investment in public schools and colleges. They said it's time for a renewed focus on teaching and learning instead of testing.

Pat Puleo, the president of the Yonkers Teachers' Union, said it's time to put a moratorium on testing so kids can learn the curriculum. She is calling on lawmakers to take back education.

Rallies were also held in Nyack and nationwide.

For teachers' rally for education reform, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612. 

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