Capital New York reported yesterday that rather than forcing a vote on teacher evaluations as part of the April 1 budget, Governor Cuomo is proposing that education funding increases be withheld until a six-person commission comes up with recommendations regarding education reform. This commission would consist of two appointees each by the governor, senate, and assembly and would make its recommendations in June.
A discussion of education reform policies is a move in the right direction, but Governor Cuomo is still tying these reforms to billions in funding that the state has owed public schools for over ten years.
Contact your state senator and state assembly member. Let them know that you agree that education reforms should not be a part of the April 1 budget, but additional funding for education should!