Car Caravan Rally and Budget Meetings: Stamford Community Supports Teachers, Opposes Cuts to Education

Hundreds of Stamford students, teachers, parents, and other community members showed their opposition to plans to cut the school budget by more than $15 million during a car caravan rally yesterday afternoon and at a virtual Board of Finance meeting last night. “The community’s show of support is amazing,” said Stamford Education Association President Diane Phanos. “Thousands…

Standing Stronger Together, Stratford Teachers, Community Send Clear Message: No Teacher Layoffs

A tremendous turnout of Stratford educators, families, and CEA leaders and staff at a special budget meeting of the new town council last night ensured that municipal leaders heard—and sent—a clear message to Stratford’s superintendent of schools: No teacher layoffs. While the nine-member council ultimately voted 8–1 to accept a budget that includes $700,000 in…