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Educational platforms of New York State gubernatorial candidates

Kids go back to school in Kingston tomorrow and education is on the minds of our politicians (or should be).

New York Allies for Public Education has just released a scorecard with information on where the candidates for New York State Governor stand on various educational issues – click here to view the scorecard. Governor Cuomo doesn’t fare so well unfortunately.  Check the scorecard to see where all five of the gubernatorial candidates (Governor Cuomo, Rob Astorino, Zephyr Teachout, Howie Hawkins and Randy Credico) stand on the Common Core Standards, teacher tenure, APPR, standardized testing, educational spending and charter schools.

Gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino has just released his educational platform and you can view it here.

Zephyr Teachout is looking to get on the ballot by winning the Democratic primary on September 9, 2014.  Her educational platform has been available for quite some time on her website – click here to view her platform.

I have not been personally following the campaigns of Howie Hawkins (Green party gubernatorial candidate) or Randy Credico (also looking to win Democratic primary) but their campaign platforms are available at the following links:  Howie Hawkins platform and Randy Credico platform.  I did not find education specifically mentioned on Randy Credico’s campaign website.

Remember that you have the opportunity to make YOUR voice heard regarding education in the upcoming elections.  If you are a registered Democrat, you can make your voice be heard in the Democratic primary on Tuesday September 9, 2014.  ALL registered voters can speak loud and strong by casting your vote at the polls in the general election on Tuesday November 4, 2014.