CEA to Legislature’s Education Committee: Create a System That Delivers Equity and Adequacy

Calling Connecticut’s system for funding public education “irretrievably broken,” CEA Executive Director Mark Waxenberg unveiled a bold new plan to ensure that all Connecticut school districts and students are winners. Testifying before the legislature’s Education Committee today, he said the governor’s education budget proposal—which starts with a final dollar amount and then figures out how…

CEA President: CT Teachers Will Continue to Stand Up for Transgender Students

The Trump administration has rescinded federal protections for transgender students in public schools that allowed them to use restrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their gender identity. While federal law remains the same and the interpretation of Title IX will ultimately be decided in the courts, this latest move does much to undermine the…

Coming March 18: Three Free PD Workshops for CEA Members

CEA is providing three exciting professional development workshops to members free of charge this March 18. The topics of the workshops are as follows: For K-3 educators—Common Core Standards and their impact on our youngest learners For all educators—Understanding your rights and responsibilities when handling aggressive student behavior For Association presidents and treasurers—Your role in…

Proposed Budget Divides Schools, Communities into ‘Clear Winners and Losers’

Governor Malloy today released a budget proposal that would shift significant costs for public education and teacher pensions to cities and towns that are already struggling. In his budget address this afternoon, Malloy described “a broken, disparate system where towns are pitted against one another, constantly fighting for limited state dollars.” If the General Assembly…

Statement from CEA Executive Director Mark Waxenberg on the Governor’s Proposed Education Budget

The governor’s proposed education budget threatens the quality of all our local public schools by dividing schools, parents, and communities into clear winners and losers. That’s unfair to all of us, but especially our children. All of our children deserve to be winners and have the resources to achieve. The state currently underfunds public education…

Statement from CEA President Sheila Cohen on Senate Approval of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education

We thank all our teachers, parents, and the public for their tireless efforts—the rallies, the flood of phone calls, and the deluge of emails—in opposition to Betsy DeVos as secretary of education. While the odds were not in our favor and we are certainly disappointed with the outcome, we succeeded in raising the level of…