Redesign SB 24 to improve education in CT
  • Petitioned Governor Dannel Malloy and Members of the Connecticut Legislature

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Governor Dannel Malloy and Members of the Connecticut Legislature
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State Sen. Andrea Stillman
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State Rep. Andrew Fleischmann
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Gov. Dannel Malloy

Redesign SB 24 to improve education in CT

    1. Petition by

      David Low & Matt Presser

Connecticut has the largest achievement gap in the country and needs to make real changes to improve the state's education system. With that said, Governor Malloy's proposals -- linking teacher tenure to certification, improving teacher evaluation systems, raising standards for future teachers, increasing the “rigor” in classrooms, increasing seat time, lengthening the school day and year, and turning around schools -- aren't the types of changes that will bring about improvement in our schools. We suggest that any change in education policy ought to proceed from a consideration of how any given change might bring to students a more positive daily learning experience full of opportunities to engage in meaningful, authentic, intellectual work. We believe SB 24, in its current form, won't provide those opportunities. Because we all share the same hopeful and aspirational goals for the future of the children of Connecticut, we sign this petition to propose some alterations to SB 24 as it currently stands in order to provide Connecticut's students with opportunities for success. **Please click on Petition Letter above to read the petition in full.**

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    • Michael Foley WEST BOYLSTON, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because I support hard working teachers like Miss Meaghan Nagurney of Rogers International School.

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    • Lindsey Pontieri NEW YORK, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Public school teacher in CT

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    • Camille Eskell WESTPORT, CT
      • over 2 years ago

      Lowering standards to raise standards (no Masters; lowering rigorous certification qualifications)????? Endangering teacher livelihood when tenure issues ultimately become "save money" budget issues discarding experienced teachers

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    • Huwerl Thornton HAMDEN, CT
      • over 2 years ago

      I agree there needs to be some changes, but what the governor is proposing won't help but hurt our kids and the teachers responsible for their education!

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    • Kathleen Hellrigel NORWALK, CT
      • over 2 years ago

      I am a teacher.

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