As for the evaluation and tenure changes, well, not so adamant about that:
“It’s obviously a complex issue,” Silver said. “It’s being presented to us and we’ll have to look at it.”
That equivocation on the evaluation and tenure proposals doesn't sound good to me.
That sounds to me like Silver's going to give on those.
Perhaps not the 50% Cuomo wants tied to test scores, but in the end, it sounds like much of what Cuomo wants on tenure and evals, Cuomo will get.
That's how I read Silver saying "We'll look at it" this early in the process.
Hope I'm wrong about that.
But unless the NYSUT and UFT tell Silver he's got to go to the mattresses on the "reforms" Cuomo proposed for APPR and tenure, Silver's going to agree to them.
You can see that in the rhetoric around the various education issues.
I think the charter cap increase will happen too - but the stronger rhetoric around that means Silver wants something in return for it.
The APPR and tenure reforms?
He'll look at it.