New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo accused teacher unions of representing themselves, not students during an appearance before the Daily News Editorial Board. The New York Daily News,
Cuomo said the only way change will come to a broken education system is if the public is better informed…
Cuomo referred to the teacher unions and the entrenched education establishment as an “industry” that is more interested in protecting the rights of its members than improving the system for the kids it is supposed to be serving.
“Somewhere along the way, I believe we flipped the purpose of this,” Cuomo said. “This was never a teacher employment program and this was never an industry to hire superintendents and teachers.
“This was a program to educate kids.”