Teachers Say They Cannot Do Their Jobs

108_0136 (3)_350.jpgBy Mumbi-Michelle Kimani — 10/02/10
Marc Zink is a special needs teacher on Staten Island. He says teachers are not getting the support they need from the government.
“What I’m seeing is teachers are not getting the resources they need. Teachers are working extremely hard and teachers are putting a lot of time into the job and they do not have the resources we need to do the job.”
Teachers, students and education specialists gathered today for the One Nation rally in Washington D.C. They are blaming a lack of resources are keeping public schools from improving. So they are demanding more help especially with funding.
The American Federation of Teachers is working with politicians on Capitol Hill to discuss the next steps for the Dream Act and Race to the Top program.