Cuomo proposes revisions in teacher tenure, charters



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed making it harder for teachers to get the job protection of tenure and easier to remove educators who are incompetent or engaged in misconduct.

Cuomo has also proposed revising teacher evaluations with half their scores based on their students' scores on state tests, up from 20 percent, and half based on classroom observations.

For tenure, he wants a requirement of five straight annual ratings of effective or highly effective. Tenure now can be granted after three years.

He would simplify the removal process, eliminating the requirement that administrators first attempt to rehabilitate teachers.

He also wants to raise the limit on charter schools from 460 to 560 and establish a tax credit for contributions to schools, education funds and scholarship groups.

Cuomo is delivering his state of the state address and budget proposals on Wednesday.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast