Cuomo: Education reforms are transformative, pro-teacher

April 2, 2015 12:52 AM

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday defended the contentious educational reforms he fought to include in the state budget as transformative and said that when combined with a big school funding increase, they make this budget the "most pro-teacher" ever.

The Democratic governor's comments to The Associated Press came after a bruising fight with teachers unions over the changes, which include revisions to teacher evaluations, new rules for the dismissal of ineffective teachers and changes to the process by which the state can take over chronically st...

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