We already know that Cuomo is in the pocket of the hedge fund managers and corporate education reformers.
As the NY Times reported, they gave him a suitcase full of cash in a hotel room, along with their education agenda, and he was happy to promote EXACTLY what they want.
So we know Cuomo is going to push for commission members who will demonize traditional public schools, promote charter schools (despite the evidence and research that shows they are NOT solving the nation's education problems), promote high stakes tests in every grade in every subject so that teachers can be held "accountable," and generally look for ways to privatize the public school system.
This is the DFER agenda and it is Cuomo's agenda.
But you can call or email Assembly Speaker Silver and ask him to make sure that REAL independent voices are put onto this education commission, people who are NOT beholden to the corporate education reform movement, not owned by the hedge fundies.
Here is the Assembly Speaker's contact information:
District Office250 Broadway
New York, NY 10007
Albany OfficeLOB 932
Albany, NY 12248