It seems he has:
Cuomo wished departing education commissioner John King his best: “You know his record in New York. It seems like a good opportunity for him. I wish him well.”
"You know his record in New York."
Wow - how that's for damning with faint praise?
What does Cuomo think of King's record (along with Merryl Tisch's)?
ALBANY—Governor Andrew Cuomo took another shot at the State Board of Regents Thursday, blaming the education policy makers for “massive chaos” that he said has resulted from their implementation of the Common Core standards in New York.
Cuomo said he agreed with a protester's sign that proclaimed there was no proof the Common Core would help students.
“Yeah, I'm with them,” Cuomo said, referring to the protester. “The Common Core is being implemented by something called the Board of Regents. I have nothing to do with it.
“The Board of Regents supervises the State Education Department, and I don't appoint anyone to the Board of Regents, either,” Cuomo continued. “So I'm sort of where the parent is, standing outside with a sign. And by the way, I would hold the same basic sign that the parent is holding. I think the way they have implemented Common Core has failed utterly. There is massive confusion, massive anxiety and massive chaos all across the state. It may have been a good idea, but you need a good idea, and then it has to be done properly."
If there was any doubt Governor Cuomo was behind King's sudden resignation, Cuomo's "praise" of King's record should dispel it.
I suspect that, while the "chaos" of the Common Core implementation by SED and the Regents and King's Poughkeepsie meltdown were contributing factors to his demise in Albany, the "Dr" Ted Morris Jr. fiasco was the last straw.
King and NYSED took no responsibility for handing over a charter school to a con artist who lied about his credentials and work experience, hiding the charter director at SED from view and claiming over and over that the vetting process for charters was fine.
I would imagine that Cuomo, set to announce a huge expansion of charter schools in New York State in his State of the State as part of his efforts to "break" the public school system, was not happy to see that "Dr" Ted Morris, BA, MA, Ph.D and MSW, was given a charter school by Dr King and his merry men and women at NYSED.
I don't think it's an accident that King was out right after the "Dr" Ted incident.
For Cuomo, it was the last straw.