A panel of education experts recommended expanding pre-kindergarten, boosting technology in schools and rewarding high-performing teachers with financial incentives in a long-awaited report commissioned by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Cuomo designed his education priorities last year and this year based on the commission's recommendations. The final report is four months late, as Capital reported Monday.
Lots more spending on technology, merit pay and pre-K - gee, what a surprise this commission report is.
Bakeman writes that Cuomo based his educational priorities the past two years on the education commissions reports.
The reality is, these were the policies he wanted to promote, the commission simply gave him some extra added cover to promote them.
In short, these were Cuomo's priorities whether there was a Cuomo Education Reform Commission Of Pearson Shills or not.
Everything Cuomo pushes is a favored policy of Cuomo's DFER funders.
That's who set the policy agenda, no matter what jive commission Cuomo puts together that says otherwise.