Teachers, Parents Calling for Transparency Shut Out of Stratford Board of Education Meeting

Public officials are elected to represent the interests of local residents, but members of the Stratford Board of Education abdicated their responsibility to town residents Monday by shutting them out of a public meeting. Though the board had received notice days in advance that the number of teachers, parents, and community members expected to attend…

Our Students Can’t Wait: Teachers Send Letter to Legislators Urging Restoration of ECS Funds

CEA President Sheila Cohen and AFT-Connecticut President Jan Hochadel today sent a letter to legislators urging them to convene a special session to restore ECS funding. Severe cuts in education funding are devastating the state’s public schools and shortchanging students’ education. Governor Malloy recently cut an additional $58 million in ECS funding, and more cuts…

Statement from CEA President Sheila Cohen on Governor’s Latest Budget Proposal

Educators across Connecticut urge legislators to quickly pass a budget that includes these essential principles: Protect local school budgets and the education of all children Maintain critical services for families and communities Provide for a reliable education funding revenue stream We have strongly supported reversing the draconian cuts in the Education Cost Sharing (ECS) grant…

Legislative Budget-Writing Committee to Hear CEA Members’ Concerns

CEA members’ concerns about education and retiree health care funding will be front and center tonight at a public hearing of the legislature’s Appropriations Committee as CEA staff members outline problems with the governor’s budget proposal. Hearings before the legislature’s budget writing committee are an important means for members of the public to share their…

West Hartford Teachers Call on Legislators to Fix the Broken School Funding System

West Hartford residents, teachers, parents, and taxpayers David Dippolino, Ted Goerner, and David Simon told state lawmakers that they and many of their colleagues have been hit hard by the state’s broken Education Cost Sharing (ECS) formula. “As a resident and teacher, I am being affected multiple times due to the state’s shortfall,” said Dippolino.…