Our students and our schools need more resources, and it’s up to us to fight for them.
The governor’s budget proposal does not increase funding for education, and that’s taking us in the wrong direction. In a post-pandemic world, we need additional funding to address our students’ and our communities’ needs.
Step up and demand that legislators fight for the funding our students and our communities deserve. As we recover from the pandemic, we need a state budget that gives everyone the opportunity to succeed.
CLICK HERE to send a message to your legislators and Governor Lamont. Tell them to support our students, our public schools, and our communities. Connecticut is the wealthiest state in the country, and we need a tax structure that supports our communities and our future: Connecticut’s students.
Join teachers like Luanelly Iglesias, a bilingual educator in Danbury, who is already speaking up on behalf of her students and community.
Iglesias, a single mother, has experienced the hardships caused by the state’s inequitable tax structure—both in her personal life and in her classroom.
“I have seen many unmotivated and depressed students after their parents lost their jobs, couldn’t afford to pay their bills, and had to move in with friends or relatives,” she told participants at a Recovery for All speak-out in March. “Our schools require critical funding to meet the growing needs of our students, including more support for English learners and students who receive special services, counselors, health services, and other important programs that provide our students with the best opportunities to succeed.”