New York’s BATs Express Outrage at Cuomo’s Promise to “Break” Public Education

Diane Ravitch's blog

New York Badass Teachers Association
For Immediate Release – October 29, 2014
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Marla Kilfoyle, General Manager
Melissa Tomlinson, Asst. General Manager
contact.batmanager@gmail.com

NEW YORK BADASS TEACHERS ASSOCIATION OUTRAGED AT CUOMO’S COMMENTS TO “BREAK” PUBLIC EDUCATION!

The New York State Badass Teachers Association, an organization of over 2000 educators, was enraged today to read comments made by Governor Cuomo to the Daily News editorial board [http://m.nydailynews.com/…/cuomo-vows-bust-school-monopoly-…]. It was reported that Governor Cuomo stated emphatically that he would “break” the state’s public school system. His plan to end this “public monopoly” would include expanding charters, tougher teacher evaluations, and a continued agenda to punish the children and families who choose to attend New York’s public schools.
We have already endured a roll-out of evaluations Cuomo himself has called “a disaster.” Its byzantine algorithms fraught with inaccuracy and called “arbitrary and capricious” are in a legal challenge announced this week. Even…

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