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NY bus tour for education to end in Albany


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Students, parents and teachers from around New York state say they'll march on Albany looking for more funding for schools.

The Alliance for Quality Education says hundreds of people will board buses in Buffalo, Elmira, New York City and several points in between Wednesday morning, all headed to Albany for an afternoon rally.

The event is being called the Educate NY Now Express tour and is a response to deep cuts in state education aid combined with a new property tax cap limiting what districts can raise through tax increases. Organizers say the state isn't living up to a 2007 agreement to adequately fund schools.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's last budget increased school aid by $805 million but districts say that doesn't make up for what they lost in prior years.

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