Students

General Assembly Prioritizes Politics Over Student Stability

Shouldn’t decisions on school openings and expansion be decided by the education professionals at the State Board of Education and the State Department of Education? The answer appears to be no, according to those praising the new charter school bill passed by the state assembly last week. On the surface, Senate Bill 1096 updates transparency… Continue reading General Assembly Prioritizes Politics Over Student Stability

New Haven · Students

Are State Teachers’ Unions Gunning to Halt Charter Schools?

How much does it cost to get state legislators to ignore the calls of thousands of parents? Apparently, for the two largest teachers unions, around $6,500. According to the National Institute on Money in State Politics, a state campaign finance watchdog website, and state finance filings, that’s the amount of direct campaign contributions collectively received… Continue reading Are State Teachers’ Unions Gunning to Halt Charter Schools?

Reform

Pelto Hides The Truth About the Common Core Hearing

Jon Pelto must suffer from selective hearing. Going on his account of events alone, you’d think the only people who testified at last week’s Common Core hearing were his buddies who came out in support of House Bill 5078. Pelto completely ignored the teachers, advocates and school leaders who spoke out against halting the Common… Continue reading Pelto Hides The Truth About the Common Core Hearing