Governor Challenges Superintendents at Back-to-School Gathering

Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s speech today to school superintendents is a clarion call to embrace change, especially in the 20 to 30 school districts where the governor says students are being left behind. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU0bQK4wo_4 w=354] The governor is challenging educators “to not tolerate that which they can change.”  His own intolerance already has him outlining…

Warning: Uncertainty Ahead

Concession talks between state employee unions and the Malloy administration are coming down to the wire. State Capitol observers are increasingly anxious about the consequences of a breakdown. As the Hartford Courant opined today: If Governor Malloy fails to extract union concessions, then “he will also have to stop shielding schools, towns and cities from…

There Must Be Consequences for Assault – Tell the Judiciary Committee to Support SB 1163

A high school student slammed the classroom door on Ann Carone’s arm. The Bridgeport teacher suffered tendon and muscle sprains that required physical therapy and caused her pain for several months. The student responsible did not spend any time in detention or suspension. “It is my biggest fear that this student has been sent a…