State will intervene if city, teachers’ union can’t agree, Cuomo warns

By Erik Kriss, New York Post

If the city and its teachers’ union can’t come up with their own teacher evaluation plan, the state will do it for them, Gov. Cuomo and legislative leaders warned today.

Cuomo said he’ll propose a law empowering the State Education Department to develop an evaluation plan if the two sides can’t come to an agreement “shortly.”

The city was among a handful of districts around the state that failed to meet a Jan. 17 deadline for submitting an SED-approved evaluation plan – and blew its $250 million, 4 percent state school aid increase.

Cuomo disclosed his plan after a 90-minute meeting with legislative leaders.

“This is truly an extraordinary circumstance,” Cuomo said.

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