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Governor Cuomo on the Pre-K Back and Forth

Friday, March 14, 2014

Governor Andrew Cuomo discusses the continued back and forth between NYC and Albany over funding Universal pre-K throughout the city and state -- and other education issues like charters and 'common core" standards.

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Comments [10]

Rob from NYC

The richest 5% in NYC pay over 75% of the taxes in this city.
Anyone who suggests they should be taxed more needs to examine their own tax base and reconsider their position. Perhaps the middle class needs to hike their tax rates to start pulling their "fair share" of the city's tax burden.

You don't redistribute wealth.
You EARN it.

Mar. 14 2014 07:26 PM
Gary from West Village

I have heard; charter schools receive $300 less per student per year. Is this true? If so, is this fair?
I have heard; charter schools co-locate without paying rent, utilities, security services, janitorial services and
more. Is this true? If so, is this fair?
I have heard; charter schools take rooms once allocated for art, music, gym, theater from public schools?
True? Fair?
I have heard; charter schools "skim the cream" of applicants and practice "push out" of underperforming students,
raising charter school test scores while foisting students who are less prepared, students with language
barriers, and students with special needs onto already overloaded public schools? T ? F ?
I have read where charter school children were bussed to Albany for a political rally; on school time? (W) T ? F ?

Mar. 14 2014 04:08 PM
Alberto from Queens

It's obvious that he's on BL again because he got a lot of heat for his last appearance where he was somewhere between douchie and smarmy.

Anyway it's sad that he chooses to side away from the 97% of students who go to regular public schools in NYC.

Mar. 14 2014 02:54 PM
Robin M from Manhattan

http://www.thenation.com/blog/178844/teachers-students-caught-charter-school-fight-success-academy-employees-say#

"Were Charter Teachers and Students Pressured to Rally for Charter Schools in Albany?"
I found this very disturbing. I wish someone would have asked Cuomo about this.

Mar. 14 2014 12:27 PM
caroilta from nyc

Cuomo just doesn't want to tax millionaires, it's obvious. Let him pay for pre-K his own way if he wants. But if Cuomo can find "another way" to pay for universal pre-K, there's no reason to give the rich a pass: DeBlasio can use that millionaire tax to pay for infastructure. If the rich want to enjoy New York City, let them foot part of the bill to keep it livable. There is absolutely no reason to NOT tax the rich a little extra in this economy. It's time for them to step up to the plate. The rest of us are giving enough.

Mar. 14 2014 11:24 AM
Joe from nearby

I just listened to the governor's attempted justification of charter schools. It was overwhelmingly unconvincing.
Charter schools are merely a cover for the privatization of our public school system, for the enrichment of those who run/profit from them, while undermining the teachers unions. If your guest thinks we can't see through that, he should think again.

(Btw, I have no connection whatsoever to any public or private school, and I detest pol's BS.)

Mar. 14 2014 11:22 AM
Josh Karan from Washington Heights

My earlier plea was for nought.

The coverage of education on WNYC has for years been very circumscribed, failing to explain the context of underfunding and inadequacy which sets communities against one another.

Mar. 14 2014 11:19 AM

Thank you Josh. I'd like to hear his response to that question as well.

Mar. 14 2014 11:03 AM
Josh Karan from Washington Heights

Please: not another show where the Governor is not asked about the major lawsuit that was recently filed by attorney Michael Rebell and a coalition of schoolboards across New York State, which alleges that the Governor and Legislature are acting unconstutionally for failing to comply with the settlement of the Campaign For Fiscal Equity.

If your show does not ask about this, who will?

That would be a major lapse, as the Governor continues to talk falsely about school spending in New York being so high, without talking about the disparity between high spending districts like his own, and those throughout upstate New York as well as NYC, as well as how he and the legislature can allocate a tex loophole for private schools while failing to adequately fund public schools.

Mar. 14 2014 10:56 AM

Cuomo Silver Chrissy, 3 dirty rats
Lawyers magically turning taxes into slush funds
Voters marching numbly off the cliff.

Mar. 14 2014 10:22 AM

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