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Statement of NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer on Gov. Cuomo's report on 'failing' schools

FOR RELEASE: February 26, 2015

CONTACT: David Albert
(518) 783-3716 or (518) 320-2221 cell
On Twitter: @nyschoolboards

Gov. Andrew Cuomo unleashed his latest diatribe against New York's public schools today, this time releasing a 200-page report comparing the results of "priority schools" to their state aid allocations.

We need to engage in a constructive approach to improving our schools. A Siena Poll released this week pointed to three areas most in need of improvement in our public schools: overcoming poverty, providing adequate education funding, and increasing parental involvement.


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Quality Counts gives New York a B-minus in education

On Board Online • March 2, 2015

By Gayle Simidian
Research Analyst

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said repeatedly said that New York spends more per pupil than other states in the nation but doesn't perform up to par. A recently published comparison of states supports the first contention but not the second.

Vermont spends the most per student ($18,882), according to Quality Counts 2015, an annual review of national education performance data by the research arm of Education Week. At $17,326 per pupil, New York was ranked fourth among the states in spending per student.

In overall performance, New York was ranked ninth in the nation. Quality Counts named Massachusetts the nation's educational leader, followed by New Jersey, Maryland and Vermont. Mississippi was ranked last.

Based on a variety of financial, social and achievement measures from preschool through adulthood, including employment statistics, New York got an overall grade of B-minus. No state got an A. The highest grade was Massachusetts' B-plus.

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