- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A group of students, parents and education advocates that set out on foot from New York City more than a week ago to draw attention to school funding problems has arrived in Albany.

The 20 walkers joined supporters for a rally Tuesday outside the Court of Appeals before walking to the state Capitol, the final destination in a 150-mile trek that took them from Manhattan through Poughkeepsie, Catskill, Schenectady and other places.

Organizers say the walk was meant to draw attention to the billions of dollars the state owes students in the wake of the 2006 Campaign for Fiscal Equity case that found New York was underfunding schools.

A group of bicyclists pedaled 350 miles from Buffalo to catch up with the walkers for the final leg of their journey.


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