Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged on Thursday to have a “full agenda” proposing changes to the state’s education policy in his State of the State, due to be given next Wednesday.

“When we talk about education, the state government in Albany tends to focus on the bureaucracy of education — the lobbyists that protect the bureaucracy of education,” Cuomo said in Rochester earlier today. “My point is, I want to focus on the students.”

Cuomo would not offer specifics on what he plans to propose next week.

However, he has broadly hinted at plans to push for greater control of education decision making as well as strengthening charter schools. Cuomo has also suggested potentially tying funding to teacher accountability and school performance as well as a broad overhaul of how evaluations are conducted following a veto of a measure meant to slow down the impact of Common Core testing.

“Let’s focus on the goal, the goal is to educate students, not to grow a bureaucracy — not to raise a budget so the bureaucracy gets more money,” Cuomo said.

The fight over education policy is expected to be a titanic one this legislative session.

The statewide teachers union already has released a TV ad this morning with a $1 million purchase knocking Cuomo’s education goals before he has even formally introduced them.

Demonstrators for public education, meanwhile, rallied at the Capitol earlier this week in support of public school and more equitable distribution of funding.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has said he sees little need to lift or do away with the state’s limit on the number of charter schools and said he would be opposed to changing the process by which the Board of Regents is appointed.

Education issues could extend beyond the budget as mayoral control of New York City public schools is up for renewal, with other mayors seeking to expand their own power of education in their cities as well.