Public School Advocates Skeptical of Cuomo Education Reform Plans

Advocates of public education do not have high hopes for Andrew Cuomo’s latest initiative to reform’s the state’s education system.

“We want to see what exactly the governor proposes, ” said Billy Easton, the executive director of the Alliance for Quality Education. “He has talked a fair about performance, but he has also cut a lot of funding. We have to see what the particulars are.”

According to a report in today’s Daily News, Gov. Cuomo is planning to use this week’s State of the State to announce a new commission devoted to reforming education from what he calls a student-centered perspective. The address wil blast schools for being unaccountable, especially in the wake of the weekend’s news that city and state failed to come to an agreement on a new teacher evaluation system, which cost city schools millions of dollars in revenue. Read More