Statement From CEA President Sheila Cohen on State Budget Veto

With today’s veto of the Republican budget, CEA is calling on legislators to convene immediately to create a real bipartisan budget that works for all of us and invests in public education. Legislators have another opportunity to move Connecticut forward. A true bipartisan budget must eliminate inefficiencies in state programs and protect critical services; preserve…

Statement from CEA President Sheila Cohen on Governor’s Latest Budget Proposal

Educators across Connecticut urge legislators to quickly pass a budget that includes these essential principles: Protect local school budgets and the education of all children Maintain critical services for families and communities Provide for a reliable education funding revenue stream We have strongly supported reversing the draconian cuts in the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) grant…

Charter Discriminates, Penalizes Needy Public School Children

The following op-ed by CEA President Sheila Cohen appeared in the print edition of the Hartford Courant, July 30, 2017.  Every parent and student in Connecticut should be outraged over the continued lack of oversight and special benefits provided to charter schools in Connecticut — to the detriment of more than 500,000 students in the state’s public…