Visitor Column: Andrew Cuomo’s Plan Will Certainly Repair NY Education

April 8, 2015 Nemes Education

Public education should be the great equalizer– a system that assists every kid learn in order to accomplish a brighter future. Sadly, as the “BattleDefend their Future” series shows, our current system fails to render on that guarantee. That must alter.

And the governor has a strategy to do it. He will certainly attract the finest and brightest teachers by providing full scholarships to those who go into the profession. He will develop a fair and objective evaluation system, fulfilling excellent instructors and offering unprecedented support and mentoring. He will reverse failing schools and transform them into neighborhood schools. He will certainly remain to broaden early education.

We also requirehave to raise the cap on charter schools to give parents more options for where to send their kids– while passing laws that ensure charters are committed to the success of all students.

If the Legislature enacts these reforms, we will spend an additional $1.1 billion in help– bringing education spending to the greatest level in state history.

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But the governor is not prepared to toss more money into the system as it exists today. A system where 64 % of our 3rd- through eighth-graders are not skilled in math, 69 % are not skilled in English language arts and a quarter of high school students fail to finish in four years. A system where almost 110,000 students sit in 178 failing schools, and 9 out of 10 are minority or bad.

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