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5:25 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Cuomo challenges teachers, lawmakers, in budget proposal

Governor Cuomo delivered his joint State of the State and budget message, proposing a $141.6 billion spending plan that in part sets up a show down with teachers and education advocates.

The governor wants 100 more charter schools and an overhaul of teacher evaluations, which he says are “baloney,” because virtually all teachers are rated as adequate.

“98% of the teachers rated effective,” Cuomo said. “Who are we kidding, my friends?”

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Education & History
3:44 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Battle expected in Albany on education issues

One day before Governor Cuomo is expected to outline an overhaul of the state’s school system,  education groups launched a preemptive spin on what might be proposed.

Governor Cuomo, at a business breakfast, called teachers, school boards, and other advocates the most “sophisticated political machine” in state government, that is most concerned with getting more money. 

“And you know what it’s gotten us?” Cuomo asked. “A larger and larger bureaucracy, and higher salaries for the people who work in the education industry.”

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Legislation & Policy
2:05 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Cuomo outlines infrastructure plans, says he'll take on state's 'education industry'

Governor Cuomo continued the roll out of his 2015 agenda Tuesday with details of an infrastructure plan that includes upgrading New York City region airports to providing broadband for upstate rural areas. The governor also offered clues to another key item- education, where he seems determined to take on the status quo.

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Education & History
4:30 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Rally to fund schools and obey court order draws hundreds to Capitol

Hundreds of school children, parents and union organizers and leaders came to the Capitol to rally for more money for New York’s schools. The event was part of what’s become known as the Moral Monday movement.

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Education & History
4:20 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Groups to rally at Capitol for more school funding

Up to 1000 people, including the President of New York’s NAACP, Hazel Dukes, will hold a rally at the Capitol Monday for a rally to convince state  lawmakers to fulfill a 2006 court order to spend billions more dollars on New York’s schools each year.

The groups say to fulfill the court order, schools need $6 billion more dollars a year, with a greater share going to the poorest schools.

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