Cuomo wants kids to spend more time in classrooms

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) is calling for students to spend more time in the classroom. Under a plan announced during yesterday’s State of the State,

The governor announced his plan during yesterday’s State of the State address.

The governor announced his plan during yesterday’s State of the State address. (1/10/13)

THE BRONX - Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) is calling for students to spend more time in the classroom.

Under a plan announced during yesterday’s State of the State, students would see longer school days. The program would not be mandatory, but districts would receive financial incentives to participate.

New York already spends the most money per student of any state in the nation, but ranks only 39th in high school graduation rates.

The governor is also pushing the idea of requiring a form of “bar exam” that all new teachers would have to pass prior to getting a job in the state.

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