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PSC, Allies ‘Mall’ Trump, DeVos In Opening Salvo of ‘Reclaim Our Schools’

Posted 1/23/17

Just before 1 p.m. on Jan. 19, shoppers at the Westfield World Trade Center pointed their phones toward the second level of the Oculus concourse as a band of protesters marched, waved banners and chanted, “When public education is under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back!”

The brief detour into the mall was part of a larger march by the Professional Staff Congress, which represents workers at the City University of New York, and several other education-activist groups including the Alliance for Quality Education and the Campaign for Educational Justice against President Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, and six Cabinet nominees employed by Goldman Sachs, a national “Reclaim Our Schools Day of Action.”

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