Gov. Andrew Cuomo is open to “intelligent” modifications to the education measures approved in the budget in April, but indicated he would not support broader changes being sought by state lawmakers.
Cuomo, appearing in Coxsackie at an event for his raise the age legislation, told reporters he was opposed to pushing back deadlines for developing and adopting new evaluation criteria.
“Not the deadlines — but if there are intelligent suggestions, I’ll look at them,” Cuomo said.
That does not include uncoupling of a boost in school aid to the adoption of the new evaluation scheme on the local level, Cuomo said.
“No, if there intelligent suggestions. I don’t think those would be,” he said.
It seems "intelligent" changes to Cuomo means "no meaningful or significant changes."