As to whether he thinks SED Commissioner John King should step down, he said, no adding that’s not his decision to make since the Regents, who choose a commissioner, are elected by lawmakers. He offered a defense of the new teacher evaluation program that has created a controversy, saying that “change is hard.”
That "change is hard" boilerplate is the same thing NYSED Commissioner King said when defending his education reform agenda.
Not a surprise that Cuomo is backing King and the SED/Regents agenda, but it's good we have a public declaration of support anyway.
Just remember when people call for King's resignation that the agenda King is imposing on the state is Regents Chancellor Tisch's and Governor Cuomo's too.