Albany has been too concerned with protecting the pension rights of teachers and not enough with the future of students. #NYGov2015
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 1, 2015
Notice nothing about cop pensions, state worker pensions, etc.
Just teacher pensions.
This guy REALLY doesn't like teachers, does he?
Teachers union leaders, you plan on responding?
Especially since the governor has systematically underfunded school districts around the state even as the State Education Department and the Board of Regents throw more and more mandates on them.
It's true that Albany doesn't care enough about the future of students, but it has nothing to do with teacher pensions.
It starts with the way funding goes and continues with the way the state pursues a top-down, authoritarian public education agenda.
If Cuomo, the Regents, and the New York State Education Department did care about students, they'd listen to the complaints of parents over Common Core and the Endless Testing regime the state is pursuing.
Somehow that fact didn't make Cuomo's fantastical inauguration speech tonight.
Instead the attack on teachers and their pensions did.