Educators Unite to Protect the Retired Teachers’ Health Insurance Fund

“I paid $15,000 a year out of my pocket for health insurance before my wife and I turned 65 and were eligible for Medicare.” “Retired teachers are on fixed incomes and we don’t get Social Security, so increases in our health care insurance costs are difficult to manage.” “Both active and retired teachers have been…

CEA Retirees Spring into Action to Protect the Teachers’ Health Insurance Fund

“Active and retired teachers need to get involved in issues of importance to the profession,” said Marsha Baretta, a retired South Windsor teacher. “And right now a key issue is our teachers’ health insurance fund, and it affects all teachers.” Baretta, who was among a group of retirees at a CEA Retired Regional Member Activist…

CT Senators, Representatives Hear from Retired Teacher

Retired teachers continue to be heavily invested in education and the needs of students even after they leave the classroom. Many retirees continue to volunteer at schools, work as substitute teachers, and mentor children. As a member of the NEA-Retired Executive Council, CEA-Retired President Jon-Paul Roden makes a difference for students through his visits to Washington,…

CEA Tells Legislature Parental Engagement Key to Student Success

Parents are working longer hours today than in past decades, making it even more difficult to maintain a healthy balance between work and family activities. A balance between work and family creates more opportunities for parents to participate in their children’s educational experience, which improves student performance. That’s why CEA asked the legislature’s Committee on…