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Cuomo Vetoes Bill That Would Have Protected Teachers From Low Ratings

In a sharp reversal, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday night vetoed a bill that would have protected teachers and principals from receiving a low rating because of their students’ performance on state tests.

The veto was unusual because Mr. Cuomo’s own administration had drafted the bill in response to lobbying from the New York State teachers’ union. In recent days, however, Mr. Cuomo indicated that he no longer supported the bill and wanted to make the teacher evaluation system more rigorous.