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Syracuse newspaper endorses two Greens for school board

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The Syracuse Post-Standard has endorsed two Green Party candidates for Syracuse City School District school board. The newspaper says Raymond Blackwell “overcame the siren song of a gang to graduate from Fowler High School” and went on to get a master’s degree, and “promises a practical approach, pushing the district to create more vocational and technical training to move students swiftly from schools to well-paying jobs in the community.”

Nineteen-year-old Caleb Duncan, “a 2014 Henninger High School graduate, founded a student union in high school and served as a student representative on the code of conduct task force that resulted in the current discipline code. His thoughtful responses to the editorial board’s questions show that he’s ready to take his place at the table.”

The newspaper also endorsed two non-Green candidates.

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Howie Hawkins and other Greens announce local campaigns in Syracuse NY

p howie hawkinsFrom the Syracuse Green Party:

The Green Party of Onondaga County designated three candidates at its county convention on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at the Peace and Social Justice Center at 2013 East Genesee Street in Syracuse: Raymond Blackwell for Commissioner of Education, Frank Cetera for 2nd District City Councilor, and Howie Hawkins for City Auditor.

For Commissioner of Education, the Greens designated Raymond Blackwell. Blackwell is a 2007 graduate of Fowler High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Long Island University in 2013 and a master’s degree in the Cultural Foundations of Education from Syracuse University in 2015. Continue Reading