In touting teacher evaluations proposal, @NYGovCuomo referred to education as an "industry" that resists all change.
— Yancey Roy (@YanceyRoy) March 28, 2015
There was more:
Education policy, which Assembly Democrats and the governor have been locked in protracted negotiations, has been the most arduous, Cuomo indicated.
Cuomo said he wants “a really comprehensive transformation of probably what’s one of the most entrenched systems in the state of New York, what’s called the public education system. It’s probably as not as good as it should be, but has always defied change.”
The rhetoric from before the election hasn't changed.
We're a monopoly that needs to be "broken" - and he's going to do the breaking.
The good news is, Cuomo also says this has been the hardest budget he's had to negotiate because the legislature isn't rolling over like they have the past four years:
Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the negotiations over this year’s state budget “without a doubt” the hardest he’s dealt with since taking office.
The bad news - Cuomo says it's close to what he wants on teacher evaluations right now.
He also says a new teacher evaluation and plan for state takeovers of failing schools must be in the budget.
So no punting that to a post-budget deal when Cuomo will have less of a hammer to use to get his way.
In any case, no deal today or tonight.
Looks like we'll get a late deal and Cuomo will push it all through with "messages of necessity".