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BTF protest staged at convention

BTF President Phllip Rumore
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WBFO, AM 970 News

The Buffalo Teachers Federation staged a walkout during the New York State United Teachers convention on Friday.

The walkout came as state education commissioner John King, Jr. took the stage. King is the focal point in a dispute between the BTF and the state over teacher evaluations. At stake is millions of dollars for low-performing schools. King believes that a resolution is near but that teachers have been misinformed by union leaders.

The News reports that the BTF's actions were supported by a number of attendees from across the state.