Host Alan Chartock is joined by Billy Easton, executive director of the Alliance for Quality Education. They discuss the property tax cap and NYSUT’s lawsuit, teacher evaluations, and Governor Cuomo’s approach to education spending.
It is called ‘bullet aid,’ but others have called it ‘school district pork.’ Extra state aid to school districts and libraries doled out by the majority parties that control the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly. The latest bullet aid from State Senate Republicans is going, by and large, to schools and libraries in the districts now held by Republican senators. WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke about bullet aid today with Nikki Jones of the Alliance for Quality Education, a school and education advocacy group in New York.