Politics on the Hudson – Announced after 10 p.m. Monday night, Gov. Andrew Cuomo took action on more than 30 of the bills on his desk. One of the more high-profile rejections is the governor’s own program bill that would have protected teachers [and principals] from professional consequences if they’re rated “ineffective” or “developing” as a result of student scores on tests connected to the Common Core standards.
Said Cuomo,”These temporary provisions do not fix the foundational issues with the teacher evaluation system. Given what we know now, it would make no sense to sign this bill and further inflate these already inflated ratings.”