"The teachers’ union represents the teachers. I understand that. … I represent the students and I want to do the best we can for the students and for their education," he said. "One of the issues we have to work through where the teachers’ union doesn’t agree with me is, I want to evaluate teachers, and I want to be able to get bad teachers out of the classroom.
“I understand the union’s issue; they don’t want anyone fired,” Cuomo said. “But we have teachers that have been found guilty of sexually abusing students who we can’t get out of the classroom. We have a process where literally it takes years and years to get a bad teacher out of the classroom. And I understand the teachers’ rights, but I also understand the students’ rights. And the Albany government, the Albany media, is very responsive to the teachers’ union and their groups. I get it. But the students have rights, too. And this whole education system is about the students.”
Sounds just like Campbell Brown, doesn't it?
Interestingly, he talks about understanding students' rights, but fails to mention how so many parents and students hate the Common Core and Endless Testing regime the education establishment continues to pursue in this state.
See, opposing CCSS or the Endless Testing regime doesn't make his campaign donors happy, so he's not going to push that kind of "reform" ever.
He's instead going to play the manipulation card and make like there are thousands of "bad teachers" in classrooms raping and pillaging on their lunch breaks and prep periods and try and rile the public up to support his so-called reform agenda.
Don't be surprised if we don't see some Daily News or Post pieces detailing a couple of incidents to set the stage for the govenor's anti-teacher/anti-union agenda next week.
Hell, they may even show up in the Post or Daily News courtesy of the real Campbell Brown and not her doppelganger, the guy in the governor's office.