Parents, teachers, and students from across the state flooded the streets of Manhattan on Saturday to call out Governor Andrew Cuomo for selling out the public school system.\u0022Wall Street got a bailout. Public schools were sold out,\u0022 was the message as protesters rallied, surrounded by NYPD barricades, outside Cuomo\u0026#039;s 3rd Avenue office building. The group is calling on the state government to fully fund public schools, limit high-stakes testing, support struggling schools, fairly evaluate teachers, and stop the expansion of charter schools.Organized by a coalition of groups, the demonstration included former progressive gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout, as well as other members of the Hedge Clippers—a recently founded campaign, backed by Teachout, as well as the American Federation of Teachers, and other prominent labor and community groups.According to the group\u0026#039;s site, the Hedge Clippers seek to \u0022expose the mechanisms hedge funds and billionaires use to influence government and politics in order to expand their wealth, influence and power\u0022 by calling out the politicians who do their bidding.\u0026nbsp;During Saturday\u0026#039;s protest, the group wielded large paper scissors and held signs accusing Cuomo of being the \u0022number one recipient of hedge fund cash.\u0022 Throughout the day, images from the demonstration were shared widely on Twitter as well as on the United Federation of Teachers Facebook page..@NYGovCuomo #1 recipient of hedge fund $$. #CallOutCuomo #hedgeclippers pic.twitter.com/w55g6CFn47— NY Communities (@nychange) March 28, 2015THOUSANDS Teachers, Students, Parents\u0026amp; Allies here to #ProtectOurSchools from @NYGovCuomo \u0026amp;his Billionaire puppeteers pic.twitter.com/cXxYoXFtZY— Strong For All (@strongforall) March 28, 2015Rally goes for blocks \u0026amp; blocks #ProtectOurSchools pic.twitter.com/8YohxClLvX— Class Size Matters (@ClassSizeMatter) March 28, 2015Great to be at #ProtectOurSchools rally. Because #AllKidsNeed to be seen (and taught) as more than their test scores. pic.twitter.com/qSGvXOkELU— Brad Lander (@bradlander) March 28, 2015Teacher at PS 124 in Chinatown w/ child in pre-K at PS118 in Park Slope - whose sign says \u0022Cuomo needs a time-out.\u0022 pic.twitter.com/R6VBTJTpHy— UFT (@UFT) March 28, 2015.@ZephyrTeachout Pub. Ed. worth the fight @NYGovCuomo @SenatorSkelos @NYSenate 1000\u0026#039;s rally to #ProtectOurSchools pic.twitter.com/f07oAm8s14— OptOutLi (@LIOptOut) March 28, 2015The protest follows weeks of actions targeting the Cuomo administration as lawmakers weigh the governor\u0026#039;s proposal to tie more than $1 billion in school aid to an overhaul of the teacher evaluation system, which places extra emphasis on standardized test scores. Hundreds of people rallied at the Albany Capitol on Thursday and last week teachers from upstate New York delivered the governor 1,000 apples—each representing \u0022a local teaching position unfilled because of years of underfunding for public education.\u0022Groups say that the hedge fund and Wall Street billionaires, which \u0022bought control over the New York State Senate this past election,\u0022 are seeking to starve the public school system \u0022through subsidies to private and parochial schools and through privately-run charter schools.\u0022\u0022Don\u0026#039;t let Wall Street buy our public education system the way they bought the last election,\u0022 reads a petition being circulated by the Alliance for Quality Education, Citizen Action New York, New York Communities, the Strong Economy For All Coalition, and the Working Families Party.