Cuomo: Teacher evaluations in 1 year or else

New York State Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo gives

New York State Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo gives his State of the Budget speech in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. (Jan. 17, 2012) (Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

ALBANY -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo drew a line in the sand with unions and school districts in his 2012-13 state budget proposal Tuesday: Implement a new teacher-evaluation system within a year or forgo their share of $805 million in state aid.

In taking the stand, the governor made a fight over teacher evaluations one of the centerpieces of his legislative agenda. It's also likely to be one of...

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