MEET CEA’S NEW LEADERS

CEA President Jeff Leake and Vice President Tom Nicholas have officially begun their terms and are excited to work with you to champion public education and the teaching profession. Watch video of Jeff Leake Watch video of Tom Nicholas

TEACHERS BEWARE

As we await the Janus decision, teachers must educate themselves on the rotten apples-anti-teacher forces trying to worm their way into our schools. Read about the corporate groups masquerading as education advocates out to dismantle public education and turn a profit.

SPECIAL VETO OVERRIDE SESSION — JUNE 25

We have five more days to convince legislators to override the governor’s veto of Public Act 18-89. We need you to contact your legislators today. We can’t make this happen without you. Please take two minutes to contact your legislators. Visit cea.org/overrideveto for more information Listen to new CEA radio ads calling for a veto override. Radio…

WE’VE HAD ENOUGH

Across the country, and right here in Connecticut, anti-teacher groups are trying to take way your right to bargain for decent salaries, benefits and working conditions. Learn what you can do to stop the attacks, protect your freedoms, and advance the teaching profession. Join your colleagues at CEA’s 2018 Summer Conference.

ON THE GOVERNOR’S DESK

Senate Bill 453 An Act Concerning Classroom Safety and Disruptive Behavior, now called Public Act 18-89, is on the governor’s desk awaiting action. The bill helps stem the tide of teacher assaults by making classrooms safer and providing appropriate support to disruptive students.

CONGRESSMAN COURTNEY SCHOOLS BETSY DEVOS

U.S. Representative Joe Courtney slammed U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for failing to respond to students at East Hartford High School, a year after she attacked the school calling it a “dangerous daycare.” Read CT Mirror story. Watch video of the exchange.