HAWTHORNE, NY – Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino will outline his plan to improve public education in New York State at a news conference Tuesday morning outside of Hawthorne Elementary School in Westchester County.
Astorino is the two-term Westchester County Executive running for New York governor on the Republican ticket. He began his public service career as an elected school board member, with all three of his children currently attending public school. His wife, Sheila, is also a special education teacher in Westchester County.
Both Astorino and Democratic Party candidate Zephyr Teachout have been critical of current governor Andrew Cuomo and the way his administration have rolled out the controversial Common Core teaching standards.