Statement from Joe Williams, Executive Director of Democrats for Education Reform, on Governor Cuomo’s Budget Address

New York

January 17, 2012

“Tying additional resources to reform is a winning strategy – politically and substantively. The teacher evaluation stalemate needed a leader like Gov. Cuomo to step up and say enough was enough. We applaud the Governor’s decisive leadership on this crucial issue, even as we remain skeptical that the United Federation of Teachers has any intention of making this process work for children in New York City. If the Governor succeeds in NYC, he will have helped restore the public’s shaken faith in public education.”