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