By Campbell Brown
NY Daily News
“Gov. Cuomo’s gutsy call for dramatic changes in New York education deserves support and praise from every political corner, because he’s right: The reforms he wants would help so many students who have waited for so long.
Of all the ideas Cuomo outlined Wednesday, two in particular scream for overdue action by lawmakers. One change would make it easier to fairly fire teachers who have demonstrably shown they are failing on the job. The other would extend to five years from three the period teachers must serve effectively before they can qualify for the extensive layer of job protection known as tenure.”