Tag: Andrew Cuomo

Poll shows depths of Democrats’ school choice divide

A recent poll of New York state shows the Democratic Party’s divide on school choice is for real. The Quinnipiac University survey (hat tip: Jason Bedrick) shows New York voters largely side with the teachers union in its recent pitched battles with Gov. Andrew Cuomo. They don’t support evaluating teachers based on student test[Read More…]

Disappointing day for equal educational opportunity in New York

by Darla Romfo For the last several months, the New York legislature has been debating a tax credit scholarship bill that would have increased charitable funding to help more children from low- and moderate-income New York families obtain a quality education in both public and non-public schools. Unfortunately, this week, we[Read More…]

Mr. Gibbons’ Report Card: Students vs the Status Quo

National Coalition for Public Education The Federal Title I program provides funds to school districts in order to improve the education of economically disadvantaged students in grades K-12. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) wants to amend Title I funding so that the money is “portable,” allowing the funds to follow low-income[Read More…]

Cuomo’s pro-charter speech shows growing consensus on school choice

Look past New York’s political intrigue here, as a popular Democratic governor creates distance between himself and New York City’s newly elected Democratic mayor. The more remarkable takeaway are the words of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, one of the nation’s leading elected Democrats. Close your eyes and these animated remarks about school choice could[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Another parent trigger in California, charter school performance in Michigan & more

California: A parents group in Los Angeles is using the state’s landmark parent trigger law to force the school district to reform a low-performing school. (Los Angeles Times). More from the Associated Press and Education Week. A national report finds the state continues to lead the nation in charter school growth, despite funding disparities[Read More…]