In case you’re wondering how done parents are with Connecticut’s State Board Of Education, Connecticut Parents Union founder Gwen Samuel explained it — in detail — on Wednesday morning at their monthly meeting. Here’s the video of her testimony:
Since the report’s release, Hartford Public Schools responded by releasing an Action Plan, but Samuel says this doesn’t go far enough.
“Do what you were appointed to do,” said Samuel, who wants the state board to step up and ensure that districts are complying with state law, referencing the groundbreaking CCJEF v. Rell ruling. According to Superior Judge Thomas Moukawsher, the state has a “non-delegable” responsibility to provide free public education. Samuel argues this extends to protecting children from abuse — as it should.
Last month, during his state of the state address, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced that he planned to propose a new school funding formula to replace the Education Cost Sharing grant (ECS) — today, the governor’s office released details of his proposal. While visiting New Britain’s Smalley Academy, citing the groundbreaking CCJEF v. Rell decision,… Continue reading Gov. Malloy Releases Details Of New Education Funding Formula Proposal
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… Continue reading CEA Leadership Calls Pelto Out On Tenure Fib
On Tuesday the Bridgeport Board of Education’s Personnel Committee unanimously voted to recommend the approval of a revamped, more streamlined teacher evaluation system. The evaluation system unveiled on Tuesday by the district’s Teacher Evaluation Committee isn’t actually “new,” as Bridgeport was among the ten districts to pilot the state’s teacher evaluation system back in 2012.… Continue reading Bridgeport’s Teacher Evaluation System Revamp
Back in May, media darling and third-party gubernatorial candidate Jon Pelto told the Hartford Courant that he wasn’t a spoiler, pledging not throw his hat in the race unless he could raise enough money to run a “credible campaign.” What exactly does that mean? What is the actual cost of a credible campaign? After spending… Continue reading Lack of Support Puts Credibility of Pelto Campaign into Question
Why is Jon Pelto running governor? It’s a simple question. Yet, for some reason Pelto can’t seem to keep his answer straight. Back in early May, Pelto’s repeated mantra was that he was “not a spoiler,” pledging not to run a full-fledge campaign unless he was a “credible candidate.” Here’s what he told the Hartford… Continue reading Why is Jon Pelto Running For Governor?