Thanks to CEA members’ strong advocacy, teachers achieved some of their top priorities as the Connecticut General Assembly wrapped up its 2019 legislative session last week.
Major successes included a shoring up of the teacher retirement fund after years of underfunding by the state. Not only have teacher pensions been strengthened with the passage of a fair, commonsense budget, but the cost of those pensions has not been shifted onto cities and towns—a move that CEA strenuously opposed and that would have had damaging consequences for taxpayers and public schools.
Significant victories were also scored in the areas of minority teacher recruitment, special education, and more.
Watch your inbox and mailbox at home for the next CEA Advisor, which includes a legislative recap and the stories behind the measures that passed and failed.