Long story short: The New York teachers’ union wanted teachers exempted from terminations over terrible, terrible performance as determined by testing. New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, said no.
“The governor reneged on an agreement,” the union said in a statement. “With this veto, the governor has decided that teachers are the only ones who should be held accountable for the state’s failed implementation of the Common Core. We can’t understand why he is refusing to sign his own bill.”
The union’s protest Wednesday will take place as Cuomo holds his annual New Year’s reception at the Executive Mansion, where members of the public can meet him and members of his family in a receiving line.
“This governor has to decide whether he’s going to support the goals of students, parents and teachers or those of billionaires who want to destroy public education in order to privatize it and profit from it,” the union said.
That last part is so delusional it has to be deliberately false.
Unnamed, bogeyman billionaires who allegedly seek to profit from education haven’t destroyed America’s educational system. Terrible teachers and administrators, backed by cash-rich union bosses donating to powerful Democrats, have done that. And meanwhile actually good teachers watch their colleagues waste kids’ futures, while those who could replace the bad teachers are kept away.