SFNY's Micah Lasher: Governor Cuomo's Education Reform Commission Must Address Teacher Quality
Governor Cuomo's newly formed Education Reform Commission met for the first time on Tuesday, July 26, and determined that they will strive to reach a "consensus" on a plan for improving New York State public schools.
In an op-ed published by the NY Daily News, Executive Director, Micah Lasher, calls on the commission to boldy confront problems and focus on improving teacher quality:
Incremental change won't help the countless children in New York State who aren’t getting a quality education. Our graduation rate is 39th in the nation; our per-pupil spending is tops. New York's students need Cuomo and this [newly formed state education reform] commission to boldly confront problems that have gone unaddressed for years precisely because they are controversial.