Happy Friday. Hope you enjoy the long Memorial Day weekend!
Some follow-up on last week’s school budget votes:
- From NYSCOSS’s EdVANTAGE Blog: School budget vote results — a new record for yes votes
- NYSSBA Video: How did New York public school districts fare during budget votes held on May 15th?
A yearlong campaign to “Educate NY Now” launched this week:
- Campaign kickoff to #educateNYnow
- Educate NY Now group forms to fight for school funding
- Education Advocates Tell Gov, Lawmakers: “Back to the Drawing Board”
The Times Union’s Fred LeBrun likened Governor Cuomo’s approach to education policy to “…throwing a hand grenade at a thorny problem, walking away, and seeing who and what survives.”
There were plenty of editorials calling the new tax levy cap a success:
However schools may sue over tax cap’s super-majority provision.
Apparently, in New York, politics controls which schools get extra tax dollars. (Is this a surprise?)
On the national level, people are buzzing about Mitt Romney’s speech on education. To watch the speech and read tons of coverage, check out “This Week in Education.” Or you can read the full text of the speech at “The Answer Sheet.”
As always, if we’ve missed anything let us know in the comments!