Syracuse Press Conference
Who: Howie Hawkins, Green candidate for Governor and Brian Jones, Green candidate for Lt. Governor
What: Press Conference
When: Tuesday, October 7 at 10:30 am
Where: Hawkins Syracuse Campaign Headquarters, 2013 E. Genesee Street
Why: Howie Hawkins and Brian Jones will their progressive agenda agenda for full funding public schools; Common Core; how teaching to test results is corrupting our education system and the dangers of privatizing for profit our educational system
Syracuse.com Live Chat
Live chat with Howie Hawkins and Brian Jones, Green Party candidates for governor & lieutenant governor
Tuesday at 11:30 am Howie and Brian are taking questions from readers on Syracuse.com - follow the conversation and submit questions of your own!
Syracuse Live Appearance
Local Contact: Nikeeta Slade, firstname.lastname@example.org
Who: Brian Jones, Green Lt Governor candidate
What: SOS! Save Our Public Schools - talk by Brian Jones
Where: University United Methodist Church, 1085 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13210
When: October 7, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Public education in New York is under attack during Cuomo's tenure as governor. New York schools are the most segregated schools in the country and they're woefully underfunded. Additionally, the Common Core based test-and-punish regime currently being pushed in schools can be used to hold students back, deny them diplomas, fire teachers, and close schools. Instead of the privatization schemes pushed by Cuomo and Republican candidate Rob Astorino, Howie Hawkins and Brian Jones are calling for fully funded, quality public education, qualitative assessments instead of the punitive high stakes testing model, and an end to the attack on teacher's unions. Come hear Brian Jones talk about what it's going to take to actually fight for the schools our communities and families deserve!
About Brian Jones
Brian Jones is an educator, actor, and socialist in New York City. For nine years he taught elementary grades in New York City's public schools. As a teacher, Brian fought against the privatization of NYC's public schools. He organized against charter school co-locations, budget cuts, and school closings.
Brian is a founding member of the social justice caucus in the United Federation of Teachers: the Movement of Rank and File Educators, and was its candidate for UFT Secretary in 2013. Brian co-narrated the film, The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman, which has been screened in all 50 states and on several continents. He has appeared as a commentator on Democracy Now! and MSNBC, and has written articles for many different publications and websites, including The Huffington Post, and The New York Times.
He blogs at No Struggle, No Progress.