ALBANY, N.Y. (AP/NEWS CENTER) -- New York's largest teachers union had a big turnout for a rally in Albany Saturday in support of public education.
The New York State United Teachers said more than 225 busloads of supporters were expected at the Empire State Plaza. Those attending call for a moratorium on the use of standardized tests in high-stakes decisions until the state has fully implemented its new curriculum standards.
The crowd also demands fair funding of schools and changes to the state's tax cap law which limits what school districts can budget.
Rally co-sponsors include the AFL-CIO, Citizen Action, New York Immigration Coalition and New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.