Green Party gubernatorial candidate wants overhaul of state's education policies

July 25, 2018 06:11 PM

ALBANY - The Green Party candidates for governor and lieutenant governor were at the state Capitol in Albany on Wednesday.

Howie Hawkins and Jia Lee are calling for an overhaul of the state's education policies. They want more money for schools in low-income communities and want to see a move away from high-stakes testing. They also want to see less of a financial burden on families, talking in particular about the property tax cap.

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"Cuomo says it's great, [Marc] Molinaro wants to make it permanent, [Cynthia] Nixon wants to amend it so it's a little easier to override. We want to get rid of it," explained Hawkins.

Lee is a public school teacher in New York City.


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