Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office on Tuesday offered to sit down with actress and advocate Cynthia Nixon to discuss education issues.

The governor’s office issued a response to Nixon, who in an interview with The Today Show earlier in the morning did not rule out running against Cuomo in a Democratic primary next year.

Nixon, a staunch advocate for public education, criticized Cuomo’s handling on education issues and spending.

“I think there a lot of people who would like me to run. I think for a variety of reasons, but the number one is education.”

But Cuomo’s office suggested a detente.

“The more people talking about issues that make New York State stronger, the better,” said spokesman Rich Azzopardi. “We know Ms. Nixon is a passionate advocate for education, and we would be happy to sit down with her anytime to talk about it.”

He added “some clarifying facts” on education issues and school aid spending:

“State education aid has increased by $6.2 billion or 32 percent over six years, about 70 percent of which goes straight to high-needs schools. Every single school district in New York is funded at a level above the national average. For New York City alone, aid has grown by a third – a more than $2.5 billion increase – and the City determines the distribution of aid to specific schools.”