There’s a move afoot at the state legislature to elevate the teaching profession. Proposed House Bill 6358, An Act Unleashing Innovation in Connecticut Schools, at this point is only a framework. However, today CEA President Sheila Cohen told lawmakers she’ll continue discussions with top education officials to try and refine the initial legislation to ensure that teachers are meaningful partners in school innovation.
Commenting on the bill, State Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor said, we recognize “we do not have a monopoly on good ideas.” According to the commissioner, the bill would foment innovation through joint work between teacher unions and school districts.
Watch an excerpt of Cohen’s testimony before the legislature’s Education Committee below.