Educators, Parents and Students for Hawkins and Jones
We, the undersigned, support Howie Hawkins and Brian Jones in their campaign to be the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of New York. We agree with Hawkins and Jones that New York needs to support, fund, and strengthen our public school system. The current Governor, Andrew Cuomo, has supported privatization in the form of charter schools and teacher evaluation based on standardized testing. Cuomo's policies are exacerbating the inequalities in our school system -- in fact, New York now has the most segregated schools in the nation. Rob Astorino, the Republican Party candidate for Governor, will further segregate our schools by resisting fair housing settlements, supporting even more cuts to the education budget, and trying to outdo Cuomo in his promotion of charter schools.