Teachout, Supporters Criticize Cuomo At Westchester Rally

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Zephyr Teachout speaks at a rally in Ossining.
Zephyr Teachout speaks at a rally in Ossining. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Folks listen to speakers at a rally in Ossining.
Folks listen to speakers at a rally in Ossining. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Zephyr Teachout, a Fordham University law professor who is making a Democratic primary challenge to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, had tough words for her opponent at a rally near Ossining's waterfront on Tuesday, Aug. 5.

Teachout, along with other speakers, criticized Cuomo and the administration on educational topics such as Common Core implementation, unfunded mandates and high-stakes testing.

“Schools thrive when the funding is there, the classes are small, the teachers are trusted,” Teachout said.

Adam Yuro, an Ossining resident and Bedford school teacher who previously served as a union president in the district, criticized the governor over unfunded mandates, the cap on the property tax levy and testing.

“Cuomo has arrogantly portrayed himself as the only real advocate for the children of New York State.”

Among other critics who spoke was Lisa Rudley, a founder and president of Ossining Citizens For Schools.

Rudley, a Briarcliff Manor resident and Ossining school district parent, said that the Common Core learning standards were “miserably implemented” and argued that schools have been underfunded.

Teachout also assailed Cuomo regarding the Moreland Commission – it was reported on recent by The New York Times in an investigative story – and accused him of being silent.

“One of the most fundamental jobs of leadership is to act but also to explain,” she said.

Meanwhile, a challenge from Cuomo’s campaign against Teachout over her residency has a Thursday court date in Brooklyn, according to The Journal News. At the rally, Teachout disputed the allegation and described the challenge as frivolous.

In addition to Teachout and Cuomo, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is running as the Republican candidate.

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"We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." Plato.

Why does NYS always end up with more and more corrupt politicians? Why don't we have higher standards for these vipers who prey on us taxpayers each year?
These politicians are not held accountable for their actions and in most cases get a slap on the wrist for Obstructing justice, tax evasion or other forms of corruption. We need tougher laws in place that hold all politicians more accountable for their actions.
We need more open governnent and transparency. All politicians should submit to lie detector tests or step down from office. We must weed out corruption on every level of our government ASAP !

Why does NYS always end up with more and more corrupt politicians? Why don't we have higher standards for these vipers who prey on us taxpayers each year?
These politicians are not held accountable for their actions and in most cases get a slap on the wrist for Obstructing justice, tax evasion or other forms of corruption. We need tougher laws in place that hold all politicians more accountable for their actions.
We need more open governnent and transparency. All politicians should submit to lie detector tests or step down from office. We must weed out corruption on every level of our government ASAP !

Why does NYS always end up with more and more corrupt politicians? Why don't we have higher standards for these vipers who prey on us taxpayers each year?
These politicians are not held accountable for their actions and in most cases get a slap on the wrist for Obstructing justice, tax evasion or other forms of corruption. We need tougher laws in place that hold all politicians more accountable for their actions.
We need more open governnent and transparency. All politicians should submit to lie detector tests or step down from office. We must weed out corruption on every level of our government ASAP !

Why does NYS always end up with more and more corrupt politicians? Why don't we have higher standards for these vipers who prey on us taxpayers each year?
These politicians are not held accountable for their actions and in most cases get a slap on the wrist for Obstructing justice, tax evasion or other forms of corruption. We need tougher laws in place that hold all politicians more accountable for their actions.
We need more open governnent and transparency. All politicians should submit to lie detector tests or step down from office. We must weed out corruption on every level of our government ASAP !

Why does NYS always end up with more and more corrupt politicians? Why don't we have higher standards for these vipers who prey on us taxpayers each year?
These politicians are not held accountable for their actions and in most cases get a slap on the wrist for Obstructing justice, tax evasion or other forms of corruption. We need tougher laws in place that hold all politicians more accountable for their actions.
We need more open governnent and transparency. All politicians should submit to lie detector tests or step down from office. We must weed out corruption on every level of our government ASAP !

Why does NYS always end up with more and more corrupt politicians? Why don't we have higher standards for these vipers who prey on us taxpayers each year?
These politicians are not held accountable for their actions and in most cases get a slap on the wrist for Obstructing justice, tax evasion or other forms of corruption. We need tougher laws in place that hold all politicians more accountable for their actions.
We need more open governnent and transparency. All politicians should submit to lie detector tests or step down from office. We must weed out corruption on every level of our government ASAP !

Why does NYS always end up with more and more corrupt politicians? Why don't we have higher standards for these vipers who prey on us taxpayers each year?
These politicians are not held accountable for their actions and in most cases get a slap on the wrist for Obstructing justice, tax evasion or other forms of corruption. We need tougher laws in place that hold all politicians more accountable for their actions.
We need more open governnent and transparency. All politicians should submit to lie detector tests or step down from office. We must weed out corruption on every level of our government ASAP !

Why does NYS always end up with more and more corrupt politicians? Why don't we have higher standards for these vipers who prey on us taxpayers each year?
These politicians are not held accountable for their actions and in most cases get a slap on the wrist for Obstructing justice, tax evasion or other forms of corruption. We need tougher laws in place that hold all politicians more accountable for their actions.
We need more open governnent and transparency. All politicians should submit to lie detector tests or step down from office. We must weed out corruption on every level of our government ASAP !

Why does NYS always end up with more and more corrupt politicians? Why don't we have higher standards for these vipers who prey on us taxpayers each year?
These politicians are not held accountable for their actions and in most cases get a slap on the wrist for Obstructing justice, tax evasion or other forms of corruption. We need tougher laws in place that hold all politicians more accountable for their actions.
We need more open governnent and transparency. All politicians should submit to lie detector tests or step down from office. We must weed out corruption on every level of our government ASAP !

Why does NYS always end up with more and more corrupt politicians? Why don't we have higher standards for these vipers who prey on us taxpayers each year?
These politicians are not held accountable for their actions and in most cases get a slap on the wrist for Obstructing justice, tax evasion or other forms of corruption. We need tougher laws in place that hold all politicians more accountable for their actions.
We need more open governnent and transparency. All politicians should submit to lie detector tests or step down from office. We must weed out corruption on every level of our government ASAP !

Why does NYS always end up with more and more corrupt politicians? Why don't we have higher standards for these vipers who prey on us taxpayers each year?
These politicians are not held accountable for their actions and in most cases get a slap on the wrist for Obstructing justice, tax evasion or other forms of corruption. We need tougher laws in place that hold all politicians more accountable for their actions.
We need more open governnent and transparency. All politicians should submit to lie detector tests or step down from office. We must weed out corruption on every level of our government ASAP !

Zephyr is a rare refreshing welcome voice that needs to be amplified by those who hear her and have strong voices of their own. The matter of the ground game in our corrupt corridors of power, in Albany and beyond, in November and beyond, is almost beside the point. Let's push for a debate so more can hear the solid points she's been making, on education, fracking and more. ~k

Awesome! I hope this Marxist takes away tons of votes from Cuomo. It greatly helps rob Astorino.

those of you reading this please tell your friends and family what is going on and vote this november, anybody but cuomo!!!

Not only was the CC miserably implemented, it is an experiment on our children that backers even say may take a decade to know if it will work. We need leadership with integrity in Albany. I'm voting for ZEPHYR TEACHOUT on Sept 9 to advance her to the General Election.