Commission Explores Method to Shrink State’s Unfunded Pension Liability

The state’s unfunded pension liability will surely be discussed at length this election season, but a state commission created by the legislature is already at work this summer exploring ways to address the problem. The Connecticut Pension Sustainability Commission is charged with studying “the feasibility of placing state capital assets in a trust and maximizing…

Yes, Money Matters

As every teacher knows, the last thing students need is less education funding. Yet, as hard as it is to believe, the perception that education funding makes little or no difference in student success persists. These are beliefs, says Bruce D. Baker, professor of education at Rutgers University in New Jersey, that are based on…

Teachers Rally for One of Their Own

Chanting “Labor is your neighbor,” dozens of union members—including fellow educators—gathered on the Meriden town green Saturday to show their support for teacher-turned-Congressional-candidate Jahana Hayes. Hayes is vying for the House seat in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District. A former Waterbury educator and Connecticut Teacher of the Year, Hayes was named National Teacher of the Year…

Help Shape the Future of Your Union: Get Involved With a CEA Committee or Commission

Members’ involvement and input are vitally important to the daily activities of CEA. As a member of a CEA commission or committee, you can share your ideas, work with other members from around the state, and help shape the Association for years to come. Below is a listing of CEA commissions and committees with which…