The Student Lobbyist Abandons His Public Education Agenda
Andrew Cuomo, who once proclaimed himself to be the “lobbyist for students” is trying to escape his education reform agenda as quickly as possible.
“I’ve heard quite a bit from the parents who are very concerned about Common Core,” Cuomo told reporters after an event on Staten Island. “It’s part of a national curriculum that the national experts say is actually going to be beneficial.
“But there’s no doubt that there are significant elements, at least in the transition, that are problematic,” he continued.
“It’s actually a decision that the state Education Department is going to make, which ironically, although the state Education Department does not report to the governor … it’s something we’re watching very closely,” he (Cuomo) said. “And it’s something that might be the subject of legislative changes next year. But it’s not anything that I control, so we are watching.”
Cuomo is trying to detach himself from the agenda that has very much been his agenda throughout his term as governor. Go back and look at his state of the state comments in 2012 to see how this is his baby. Now, with his numbers starting to tank, Cuomo is running for the hills.
As usual, the Perdido Street School Blog does a great job covering (and exposing) Cuomo…
- Cuomo Cannot Run From His Own Education Reform Agenda
- Cowardly Cuomo Refuses To Own Up To His Own Education reform Agenda
- Cuomo Says He Is Considering Pushing Legislative Changes To Common Core
- Where Is Cuomo On His Education Reform Agenda Now?
Also, from @ The Chalk Face is Chris Cerrone with “Cuomo: No longer the ‘Lobbyist’ for students?”