BUFFALO, NY -- Buffalo community members made their way to Albany Tuesday morning to rally for racial justice and equity in New York's education system.

The nearly 50 students, parents, and community members held a press conference before boarding their bus to Albany.

They joined over 500 New York residents in Albany rallying for racial justice and equity in education in honor of Education Advocacy Day.

Among other things, they rallied for culturally relevant education, increased teacher diversity, a NYS DREAM Act, and positive school climates.

According to the New York State Board of Regents, New York owes students (primarily Black, Brown, and low-income students) $4.2 billion in Foundation Aid.