Cuomo says an upgrade in teacher evaluations is coming
Tue, Jan 17th 2012 09:37 am
Governor Andrew Cuomo is likely to follow through on his tough-talk about getting serious regarding teacher evaluations in the Empire State.
Multiple reports say Cuomo is set to tie increases in aid to schools around the state with a plan to upgrade teacher evaluations as part of his new state budget set to be unveiled today.
Cuomo previously reached an agreement with lawmakers in Albany to increase overall education spending by four percent, but he's reportedly looking to tie that increase to a new teacher evaluation system.
The governor has said New York could lose $700 million dollars in federal aid if it doesn't revamp its teacher evaluation process.
It'll be interesting to see how this will affect the the popularity of the governor, which, according to a new poll, has reached an all-time high.
According to the latest Siena College poll, 62 percent of respondents approve of the job Cuomo is doing in office, and a whopping 73 percent rate the governor favorably.