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Buffalo Teachers Endorse Hawkins; tours Buffalo Friday to focus on education and hydrofracking
Thursday night the Buffalo Teachers Federation voted unanimously to endorse the campaign of Howie Hawkins for Governor. Hawkins will be in Buffalo on a citizen led tour of the city to see how Cuomo's failed economic and education policies have impacted upstate communities. Hawkins will hold a press conference outside of Lafayette High School, one of the schools slated to be turned into a charter school. He will also be meeting with Paulette Chatman, the founder of Teens in Progress, be going on a tour to see how deindustrialization and poverty have impacted Buffalo, and he will be talking with local teachers.
The Buffalo Teachers Federation, the third teachers union endorsement of Hawkins' campaign.
Howie will be addressing the proposed conversion of four schools from public institutions to for-profit charter schools, segregated schools, lack of funding for schools, high stakes testing, Common Core, and the attacks on teachers unions.
Who: Howie Hawkins, Green candidate for Governor
What: Press Conference and Tour
Where: Lafayette High School, 370 Lafayette Ave, Buffalo, NY 14213
When: Friday, October 17 at 11:30 am