February 06, 2015

TV report documents Cuomo's few and far between visits to public schools

Author: Ned Hoskin
Source: NYSUT Communications
Cuomo in a classroom?
"This is actually the only video we have of Cuomo inside a school in the state, though he's now in his fifth year as governor," says NY1 in a new report.

A new, independent report from NY1 documents how little time the governor has actually spent in our public schools.

From the report, which is available online:

It's a classic scene: politician visits classroom, talks briefly with teachers and students, maybe even reads to the children, all for the benefit of reporters and photographers.

Except with Gov. Cuomo, it's not so ordinary. This is actually the only video we have of Cuomo inside a school in the state, though he's now in his fifth year as governor.

And yet, he says his top priority, is: "Education, the great equalizer. This is the area my friends where I think we need to do the most reform and where, frankly, reform is going to be difficult."

It's no wonder that the public doesn't trust him on education issues.

Teachers can tell him: It's about class size, tools and resources, counseling, health and nutrition, and community support if he's willing to listen.

It's a simple message.

Gov. Cuomo, tough talk isn't the answer.

We invite you to visit classrooms and talk to teachers to really learn what #AllKidsNeed.


Unhappy with the governor's anti-education agenda? Learn more and take action at www.nysut.org/allkidsneed.