We now have further proof. Governor Cuomo was speaking to students for the Orthodox Union last week when he made the following statement:
"My opinion is I aggressively support the religious schools," Cuomo said. "My budget reflects that. I’ve given the religious schools in my budget more money than ever before in history. We did that last year, and we’ll do it again this year."
Politifact confirmed the $238 million Cuomo is putting in his budget for private, mostly religious, schools is a record.
OK it's not much compared to what public schools get from the state but why is it anything at all? Private schools are supposed to be private.
So much for the 1st Amendment separation of church and state.
For the Governor to boast about his private school spending in public shows a little about his thinking on education.
I would argue Cuomo is not now and never has been with the public schools and I doubt if he will ever be in our corner.