Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushed back again today against recommendations from the state Board of Regents, which yesterday proposed a delay on the implementation of new standards for teachers and students.
Cuomo said his big problem is with a proposed delay in the teacher evaluation system.
“They said we’ll have a teacher evaluation system,” Cuomo said on “The Capitol Pressroom”. “Well, we’re still waiting for a teacher evaluation system, and every year there’s another excuse and another problem.”
Cuomo said he understands the need to slow down on the implementation of the Common Core testing standards, saying it would alleviate anxiety for parents and teachers.
He blamed the Board of Regents for the poor rollout, suggesting that there should be a change in Assembly Democrats controlling the appointments to the board.
Cuomo said a battle over whether to let New York City raise taxes on the rich to fund pre-k would be a budget debate, saying he still expects an on-time spending plan for the fiscal year that starts April 1.
As for allowing municipalities to raise their own minimum wage – as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed yesterday — Cuomo said it would create a chaotic situation in the state.