Cuomo said New Yorkers typically seek change in state government, but they are also resistant to it because it's nerve-wracking. There are typically kinks when a state agency undergoes any kind of policy overhaul, he said.
“Change, by the way, normally isn't totally smooth,” Cuomo said. “When you come in with a big change, there [are] normally fits and starts, and it's a little jerky. So that's to be expected.”
He said the Common Core is “state of the art” and the evaluations are “exactly right.”
“I'm sure there's going to be bumps along the way, but I will leave it to [the education department] to make decisions about how to best handle it,” he said.
Cuomo wouldn't comment directly on the preliminary results of the first year of teacher evaluations, which King announced Tuesday at a Board of Regents meeting.
About 92 percent of teachers outside New York City received high scores under the system, as did about 87 percent of principals. But there are still about 7,000 teachers and 300 principals who received lower ratings and will have to complete individualized professional development programs.
“I would have no basis to comment on that,” Cuomo said, referring to the numbers. “The evaluations, I believe in. We've been pushing very, very hard, and they were stalled for years, and we pushed to get them done, because I believe in performance, and I believe in data.
“Whether the numbers are high or low, I just wouldn't know,” he finished.
The problem is Cuomo and the ed deform billionaires and millionaires who put him into power to push through his corporate education reform agenda.
Just want to be clear about that.
Love that he doesn't know or care about the accuracy of the system.
So what if teachers were dinged "ineffective" based on faulty "data".
The system is "exactly right!"