PATERSON, NJ-  With Paterson Public Schools on the verge of local control the need to have Board of Education members that are “there for the children” has never been greater, Bilal Hakeem, vice president of AFSCME Local 2272, the union that represents Paterson’s 165 public works employees, told TAPinto Paterson.

When they considered the seven candidates running, Hakeem continued, Corey Teague came out at the top of the list.

Citing his frequent visits to Trenton and regular presence at Board of Education meetings, Hakeem said that “Corey’s record as an advocate for children speaks for itself." 

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It not just parents of school aged children that should be participating in the upoming election, the union leader added. “Even those of us that don’t have children in the school’s are still concerned for the children in the neighborhood.”

Advocacy is his main priority, Teague said welcoming the endorsement as a “major step in the right direction for this campaign.”

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