The Governor’s Plan for Education:
Increasing Funding for Education: Focus on creating a world-class education system that will fully prepare all of New York’s students to compete in the 21st Century economy. The Budget includes an increase of nearly $1 billion in education aid.
*We must prepare our children to succeed in life not compete for money!
Pre-kindergarten Program Expansion: The Budget provides additional investments in pre-kindergarten with an emphasis on high quality, full-day pre-k. Funding is targeted toward higher need students in lower wealth school districts via a competitive process. ($25 million)
*All children deserve the opportunity to experience a pre-kindergarten education.
State Increases Tied to Teacher Evaluations: The Budget continues to tie increases in funding for education to the implementation of a teacher evaluation system. No teacher evaluations means no state increase.
*How much of the $1 billion will be earmarked for this intimidation practice?
Extended Learning Time: The state will cover the full cost of expanding learning time for students. ($20 million)
*Through the generous donations of “BB” our children will be asked to stay in school longer to fail.
Community Schools: The Budget supports an innovative program designed to transform schools into community hubs that integrate social, health and other services, as well as after-school programming to support students and their families. ($15 million)
*The State is calling for the consolidation of schools and students into central locations, closing neighborhood schools and increasing class size.
Reward High-Performing Teachers: The plan ($11 million) supports 183 most effective teachers.
*Who determines which 183 will receive this reward?
Early College High School Programs: To improve college access and success, the Budget provides new state funding to expand Early College High School programs. ($4 million)
*In an excellent system of education, high school is early college. What about students who do not wish to go to college?
Bar Exam for Teachers:
*How much will this take away from the $1 billion?
The Governor’s education budget proposal does not support a child centered education, it supports the profits of “BB” which insures their failure.
If it sounds to good to be true, it generally is.
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