Video: New York Gov. Draws Flak For Teacher Pension Comment

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has upset some teachers and their unions after a comment last week about schools being more concerned about keeping pensions intact than improving schools.

The comment in question:

“We’ve sent thousands of children to schools we knew were failing from an educational point of view. Albany has been too concerned with protecting the pension rights of teachers and not concerned enough with the future of students.”

The above video discusses Cuomo’s comment and why he may have said it.

 

Feature photo credit: Andrew Cuomo by Pat Arnow.jpeg: Pat Arnow derivative work: UpstateNYer (Andrew Cuomo by Pat Arnow.jpeg) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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