State of New York secondary Archives: on Education

Zephyr Teachout: The public school system has been robbed

"The kids I worked with really affected the way I see public education," she said. "I worked with these kids, who were classified as special ed, on a range of things, some of them technical, some of them emotional, and I saw them really flourish because we had the resources they needed and the attention of a great classroom teacher."

Teachout has reserved her harshest words for Cuomo's cuts to public education. "[The New York public school system] has been robbed," she said. "Cuomo started his governorship proposing the largest cut to education funding in state history. You can't have public education without art and music and counseling, all the things a kid needs to become a person, not this little widget."

Source: Epoch Times on 2014 New York State Governor's race Jul 8, 2014

Zephyr Teachout: Stop looting public school system to serve wealthy interests

Zephyr Teachout opened her "Summer of Democracy" by trying to put some progressive political heat on Gov. Cuomo. Teachout slammed Cuomo for cutting corporate and business taxes and resisting efforts to maintain the millionaires tax. She also accused Cuomo of "looting" the public school system to serve wealthy interests.

Teachout was a virtual unknown until she emerged late last month as contender for the WFP's gubernatorial nomination. A former organizer for Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign, Teachout quickly gained favor among the party's hard core liberal activists, many of whom believe Cuomo's policies have gone too far in favoring businesses and the wealthy.

Shrugging off Cuomo's strong standing in the polls and his immense fundraising advantage, Teachout vowed to run an energetic campaign and expressed confidence that she would not lack the financial resources to win. "It is going to be great summer of Democracy--a 3-month summer of Democracy," Teachout said.

Source: Daily News on 2014 New York State gubernatorial race Jun 16, 2014

Andrew Cuomo: Replace 1950s bureaucracy with 2020 performance organization

The best long term economic development strategy is to have the best education system in the world, period, and that is our focus. We are in the midst of an education reinvention. Replacing a 1950's bureaucracy with a 2020 performance organization, we formed the new New York education reform Commission; they have called for a full day Pre-K, extending school days and for performance pay. The next step now in our journey is to reinvent our classrooms with new technology. We must transform our classrooms from the classrooms of yesterday to the classrooms of tomorrow.

Let's invest in the future; let's reimagine our classrooms for the next generation; let's have the smartest classrooms in the nation because our children deserve nothing less than the best. Let's go to the people of this state, with a bond referendum with a smart schools initiative lets invest $2 billion in providing the technology of tomorrow today to bring our classrooms up to speed.

Source: 2014 New York State of the State speech Jan 8, 2014

Kathy Hochul: Partnerships between employers and educational institutions

Following a School-to-Work roundtable, Congresswoman Kathy Hochul today announced her plan to introduce the Workforce-Ready Educate America Act, which partners local employers with educational institutions in an effort to create a job-ready workforce.

Said Congresswoman Hochul, "If we create a partnership between our local businesses and our local schools, we can provide our students with the sufficient skills to meet the needs of these fast-growing industries, while keeping a trained workforce right here in Western New York."

Hochul's legislation would incentivize partnerships between employers and educational institutions by providing local businesses with a tax credit of $1,000 for each student participating in a qualified technical training and skills partnering program.

Hochul will next convene a roundtable of local schools and potential industry partners to discuss the next steps in building a stronger relationship between educational institutions and local employers.

Source: US House press release in 2014 New York State Governor race Mar 14, 2012

Andrew Cuomo: Additional SUNY Challenge Grants

Our SUNY system has been the great equalizer for the middle class. It has allowed countless New Yorkers from working families to gain a quality college education. Last year, we enacted NYSUNY2020, offering challenge grants to SUNY research centers for plans to connect academic excellence and economic development. This year, we will offer SUNY's 60 other campuses the ability to compete for three $20 million challenge grants, with $10 million coming from the Executive and $10 million from SUNY.
Source: 2012 New York State of the State Address Jan 4, 2012

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