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Cuomo Outlines Plans For More Efficient State Education System

January 10, 2013

ALBANY — The topic of education reform was anything but glossed over by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his State of the State address Wednesday....

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Jan-11-13 1:05 AM

do i see somebody trolling?..

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Jan-10-13 8:44 PM

How much money is spent on education other than on teachers? Have your Pepto-Bismal ready: State Ed, Board of Regents, director of this and that, BOCES, employees to review APPRs, the travel accounts all these people get, assistant to the assistant to the assistant, their office staffs, vehicles, mountains of paperwork, forms, attorneys, curriculum developers, laisons, dean of students, secretaries in Albany and other offices, overhead to run those offices, interest on debt from building projects, state test that are created in California - sent out of state to be corrected after our teachers correct them, the data collection from all these test, grants to "study" this data, and on and on. I know a local school district whose budget has only 1/3 of it for paying teachers and their benefits. Hard to fault the Taylor Law for these expenses- very little of this existed when the Taylor Law was adopted. If all those entities went -poof- and disappeared, education would impro

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Jan-10-13 8:25 PM

Take the land area of Cassadaga Valley and Randolph. This area has 2 school districts. That same land area in Westchester County has 50 school districts. Where do you think the political power (money)lies in this state?

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Jan-10-13 6:29 PM

You got it pipelilner. Lets pay those teachers babysitter wages. That's all they do all day after six plus years of school anyway. Whoooooo. Wait a minute. That turns out to be more than make now. Forget that idea after all.

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Jan-10-13 1:59 PM

Some nice ideas but no mandate relief and no credible way to pay for the new costs on tax levy cap limited districts. Casinos? Come on! Remember when OTB was supposed to pay for new educational programs, but pretty soon the State just cut the other aid they gave the schools, but not the requirements to run the new programs. Sounds like the same old song.

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Jan-10-13 9:18 AM

It's not going to happen...he said he proposes to pay for it through non-Indian casino revenue. That's, if it does happen. years and years down the road.

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Jan-10-13 9:18 AM

Do you really think they were saying Hi Hitler? Are you for real?

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Jan-10-13 8:40 AM

When New York State began throwinng money at teachers it was number one in the nation for education and graduation. If you love the Taylor Law you must be a teacher. How's that money working out for you so far New York taxpayers and citizens?

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Jan-10-13 8:28 AM

That won't help the unions , or communist party carlaw , hi Hitler is what the New York and America is getting, just look at governor and the presidents agenda. Its not about fredom or the America I used to know.

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Jan-10-13 8:07 AM

Amen, carlaw. You hit the nail on the head. Schools cannot fix what happens (or doesn't happen) at home. MAKE PARENTS ACCOUNTABLE!!!

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Jan-10-13 5:45 AM

Here is where Andrew Cuomo and I disagree. More school does not make better students. Most children would be better served academically if school were delayed a year or two and they arrived with the mental and social maturity that leads to success. Not all children are ready for school by age 5 or 6 and very few are ready before that. What Mr. Cuomo is providing is very, very expensive daycare. The burden of cost would be paid by property owners no matter what anyone says and it is unsustainable now. The problems with lack of achievement are social and cultural not academic. We need to address these issues but more school never has and never will.

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