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…

Students and Teachers Biggest Losers in Budget Crisis: Legislators Urged to Pass a Budget That Invests in Education

Cutting school programs, laying off teachers and administrators, diminishing resources, and increasing class sizes. These are just some of the actions school districts across Connecticut have already taken to prepare for the start of the school year without a state budget. Today, outside Maloney High School in Meriden, CEA, AFT, teachers, parents, students, and a…

If You Live in One of These Districts, Please Come Out to a Budget Forum With Legislators

Some state legislators are holding citizen budget forums this week, and they need to hear from teachers. Some budget proposals currently being considered threaten public education and teacher pensions. If you live or teach in New London, East Hartford, Stratford, Hartford, Wallingford, Cheshire, or Southington please attend a forum and share your views about how…