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Protesters Send Up Charter School Profiteers

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Chanting slogans like “Profits, not pupils!” “We want money, not textbooks!” and “First the banks, then the schools!,” a large and spirited group of gaudily dressed faux hedge-funders expressed their enthusiasm for opening (and siphoning profits from) charter schools on May 4 at a rally in front of the New York City Charter School Center.

More photos after the jump.

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2 Comments:

  • 1 John Powers
    · May 14, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Looks like retirees and staffers to me.
    Rank and file? We want in on the action too.
    We want to have a voice too.

  • 2 John Powers
    · May 14, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    2nd attempt…

    It would be great if the UFT asked rank and file members to partake in street theatre actions and protests in front of politicians’ offices. I suspect this was a middle of the day event that required retirees and staffers. But what about after-school actions? Weekend actions? There are many UFTers who would like to engage actively on behalf of their union.