Gov. Andrew Cuomo today appointed a commission that he’s tasking with putting together an “action plan” for overhauling the state’s pricey education system.

The panel is composed of advocates, business leaders and union members.

Cuomo said he wanted a plan that could be converted into legislation and passed.

“I don’t want a plan that just sits on a shelf,” Cuomo said.

But commission members, led by former Time Warner CEO Dick Parsons, at a news conference earlier this morning did not provide any concrete areas of where they would like to see improvements.

Parsons, responding to a general question asked by Karen DeWitt of Public Radio if there were any areas of needed improvement in the education system, noted the commission was just getting underway.

Later, Cuomo echoed that sentiment, deflecting specific questions, such as whether the commission will look at charter school spending, tax credits for private schools and standardized tests.

“They have an open-ended agenda,” Cuomo said. “They can look at anything that is necessary.”

The governor did note that the commission won’t be dealing with the question of disclosing teacher evaluations, an increasingly contentious issue for the state’s teachers unions.

Cuomo said he wants the disclosure issue resolved by the end of the legislative session, which concludes June 21.

“The commission is operating on a different time frame,” Cuomo said. “I would hope to have some answer to the disclosure of teacher evaluations sometime by the end of session.”

But generally speaking, should the commission look at the evaluation issue?

“I think this commission should really look at an evaluation as a tool and how you can improve upon it,” Cuomo responded.

A news release sent out after the press conference gave more specifics, saying that the commission would address school spending and performance, efficiency in spending and the wealth divide between districts, along with how best to use teacher evaluations.

Next to health care, New York spends the most of its money on education, a fact that Cuomo frequently notes alongside with the low test scores for standardized tests and 73 percent graduation rate. The governor sought to get a handle on local school spending by pushing through a tax cap for municipalities and school districts.

The cap is in its first year in use for school districts.