Then he visited the charter school, whose tactics of suspending and pushing out special needs children and others who won't conform to their strict code of discipline are well known.
Earlier, starting at 11:30 AM there were hundreds of protesters lining 118 St., which was blocked off.
Though most of the signs had to with Ryan's attempt to decimate Obamacare, there were also several having to do with education.
Former Council Member Robert Jackson helped lead chants on the north side of W. 118 St. :
Then we marched across 118 St. and stood in front of Harlem Success Academy I.
Bob Bland, one of the organizers of the massive Women's March in DC on Jan. 21, spoke.
Followed by the always eloquent NYC Public Advocate Tish James.
Mark Hannay of NY Metro Health Care:
And last but certainly not least, Fatima Geidi, former Success charter parent, introduced by Maria Bautista of AQE.
All in all, New Yorkers made it very clear to Speaker Ryan and the many reporters there to cover his visit that the right-wing attempt to eviscerate public health and public education would not occur without a fight.