The fact that congress is nearing the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) after over a decade of stagnation should be uplifting news for education reform advocates. Unfortunately, in Connecticut, ‘should be’ are the operative words. The new version of ESEA, if passed by the Senate and signed into law by President… Continue reading Is Connecticut Education Association Already Gearing Up to Dismantle State Accountability System?
The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) one of Connecticut’s two teachers’ unions, has now officially endorsed Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s reelection bid, despite third-party candidate Jon Pelto repeatedly calling Malloy “anti-teacher.” What does this prove? I can think of at least two takeaways from the AFT’s endorsement of Malloy: 1. Though he didn’t always say… Continue reading Teachers’ Union Endorses Malloy, Officially Snubs Pelto