Connecticut Joins 17 Other States in Lawsuit Against DeVos

WASHINGTON — Attorneys general of 18 states and the District of Columbia today filed suit against U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over the delay of implementing student borrower defense regulations. This lawsuit, Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. United States Department of Education and Betsy DeVos, challenges the Department of Education’s summary and unlawful repeal of a…

NEA RA Delegates Call for Increased Accountability for Charters, Honor Public Education Supporters

The over 7,500 teacher delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly (RA) have been hard at work—even over the Independence Day holiday. Yesterday the delegates in Boston voted to approve a new Policy Statement on Charter Schools that reinforces NEA’s support of state and local efforts to limit charter growth and increase charter accountability, and slow…

Connecticut Teachers Joining National Colleagues for 2017 NEA RA

Some of your Connecticut colleagues are in Boston this week as members of the world’s largest democratic deliberative body: the NEA Representative Assembly (RA). The more than 100 CEA members are some of the over 7,500 elected delegates who are representing three million NEA members. Delegates will debate the vital issues that affect American public…

Statement from CEA President Sheila Cohen on the Proposed House Democratic Budget Plan

We are shocked and disappointed to see that the proposed House Democratic budget punishes teachers for a problem created by the state—the broken promise to provide the state’s share of teacher retirement funding. Connecticut’s active and retired teachers have paid their share—especially compared to other states—and should not be the scapegoats for the state’s failure.…