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May 21, 2015: Chancellor Merryl Tisch, Robert Lowry, Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, independent contractors

As part of the budget deal, legislators voted to let the Board of Regents decide, to a degree, how teacher evaluations will be handled in New York. But the Regents are working under tight constrictions and deadlines set by the Legislature and the Governor. Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch explains the course ahead for the Board and what is shaping up with the evaluation system.

The New York State Council of School Superintendents’ Robert Lowry looks at teacher evaluations policy, the school budget votes, and the property tax cap.

Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle (D – Rochester) weighs in on his end-of-session priorities, including legislation that would support parents who are caregivers.

The “It’s My Business” coalition is a diverse group of individuals and organizations fighting for the rights of independent contractors. Former U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln joins Susan Arbetter to discuss nationwide policies that hinder the economic success of independent contractors.

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