Legislative Action Collides With Advisory Group Intent

CEA is deeply concerned that state lawmakers have diluted this year’s education reform package by establishing legislative language requiring that teachers only have orientation regarding new evaluation models while administrators will be better prepared with full-blown training. State lawmakers took action last night during a Legislative Special Session to pass implementer language necessary to enact…

Private Foundations Increasing Role in Shaping Ed Policy

A Reuters article Tuesday reported that the education reform group StudentsFirst, headed by controversial former D.C. Chancellor of Schools Michelle Rhee, received financing for its recent entry into Connecticut politics from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Private individuals and foundations are increasing funding to education reform groups and leveraging that funding in new ways…