Cuomo: Teacher evaluations in 1 year or else

New York State Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo gives

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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...

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