Teacher Tells Governor to Increase Teacher Involvement in Education Reform

New Canaan teacher Kristine Goldhawk can’t find direct causation between the governor’s education plan and improved student achievement. She was one of the people who entered a lottery last night winning the opportunity to ask Governor Dannel P. Malloy a question during the latest stop on his education reform tour in Norwalk. Goldhawk raised concerns about…

Teachers Not Alone in Trying to Shape Education Reform Legislation

Business-backed groups, charters, and other privately funded organizations are lobbying legislators aggressively to act on their behalf, and pass the Governor’s Education Bill #24. Yesterday, some members of these groups appeared on WNPR’s radio program Where We Live—insisting that legislators proceed with the governor’s proposal to tie teacher evaluation to certification, and salary schedules. During the…