CEA Leadership Calls Pelto Out On Tenure Fib

Wow. Now even the teachers’ union is calling Jon Pelto out for making stuff up.

If you haven’t already heard, after days of anticipation, Connecticut’s largest teacher’s union, the Connecticut Education Association (CEA), announced their endorsement of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Monday morning.

As soon as the news of the endorsement broke, Pelto came out from under the bridge he’s been guarding to tell teachers why they shouldn’t vote for Malloy, again accusing the governor of wanting to eliminate tenure.

As I’ve written before, this is just another one of Pelto’s creative embellishments. Apparently, I’m not the only person who thinks that.

CEA Executive Director Mark Waxenberg told Connecticut Mirror’s Mark Pazniokas that Pelto’s claim about tenure was “inaccurate.”

Waxenberg told the Mirror that “Malloy proposed modifications, not repeal.”

This is pretty telling considering Waxenberg was no fan of Malloy’s 2012 tenure reform proposal.

Not to be outdone, Pelto later doubled-down on his claim, responding to Waxenberg quote by calling him and other members of the CEA leadership team liars.



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