Teacher march to shut down lane of Biscayne Boulevard Friday in downtown Miami

 

dsmiley@MiamiHerald.com

Hundreds of teachers, parents and politicians are expected to gather for a union-organized march Friday afternoon that will shut down one lane of Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami.

The United Teachers of Dade’s “Walk a Mile in Our Shoes” event starts at 2:30 p.m. at the parking lot to the south of the Adrienne Arsht Center just north of Interstate-395. Teachers will march down southbound Biscayne Boulevard toward the Torch of Friendship. Miami-Dade Police will control traffic at Fifth and Sixth streets.

The union is holding the event in support of public education and in protest of what leaders say are excessive testing, cuts to programs and “turning over charter schools to corporate, for-profit interests.”

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