Connecticut’s five members of the House of Representatives and two Senators all earned A’s on a recent congressional report card released by NEA. The report card measures congress members’ overall support for public education and educators.
The grades are based on voting records on selected votes in 2013, votes and other actions involving union rights, and on five additional criteria:
- Cosponsorship of bills critical to advancing NEA’s identified legislative priorities;
- Behind- the-scenes work to advance or impede NEA priority issues;
- Committee votes in support of or against NEA priorities;
- Accessibility of the member and staff in Washington, DC to NEA staff and leaders; and
- Accessibility and education advocacy in the member’s home state or district.