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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Cuomo Says Closing Schools Is As Important As Closing Prisons

No, seriously:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo received an award on Sunday evening lauding him for his successful efforts to close 13 prisons across the state.

Cuomo called the prison closures — which he first started in 2011 — a “prouder accomplishment I can’t have.”

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In a brief speech accepting the award, Cuomo tied the effort to reform the state’s prison system to a broader effort not just to overhaul the state’s criminal justice system, but also his push to overhaul educating in New York.

“We have failing public schools in this state that we know we have been failing for 10 years and we continue to send students to failing public schools,” Cuomo said. “A school in a poor community has a different set of issues than a school in a richer school districts. Recognize that a school is more than a school, get the mentoring, pay for the tutoring, get the health assistance they need because a school is more than a school.”

I'm rarely rendered speechless by something a politician does or says, but here's once when I am.

I mean, how do you react to a politician, accepting an award for closing prisons, pivoting from that award to push for school closures too?

9 comments:

  1. Yes, Cuomo, "a school is more than a school."
    It's an ATM machine for you and your scumbag friends.

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  2. Truly incredible on many levels. Trying to get the public to equate schools to prisons. Trying to deflect scrutiny from himself to teachers. Trying to portray himself as a demi-god instead of what he really is. Is he privatizing those prisons? Is human human behavior improving? It must be because we have such a great govenor.

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  3. Putting Cuomo in prison is more important than closing them.

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  4. RBE, it's pretty clear that Cuomo's agenda is going through. No way he's backing down. It clearly states that if you can "prove" that your evaluation is incorrect, it will be upgraded or reversed. So Cuomo, all phys ed, arts, non regents teachers will easily prove that 50% of their evaluation cannot be students they do not even teach. It makes no sense and if it comes down to me receiving an "ineffective", I can certainly prove that it's not connected to me, since I'm in this category. RBE, I feel bad for regents teachers and elementary teachers in horribly poor areas. These are the teachers who will be losing their jobs within 5 years.

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  5. Cuomo said. “A school in a poor community has a different set of issues than a school in a richer school districts. Recognize that a school is more than a school, get the mentoring, pay for the tutoring, get the health assistance they need because a school is more than a school.”

    So Cuomo calls for expensive ancillary programs in a system that he personally defunded. Take the money away from the poorest public schools in the state and then blame them for not offering the services that teachers have been begging for. What is wrong with this man?

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  6. شركة كيان لنقل العفش بالرياض والمدينة المنورة وجدة ومكة والطائف والدمام تقديم لكم دليل كامل لشركات نقل العفش بالمملكة العربية السعودية
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    شركة نقل عفش بالطائف

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