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Meaningful education reform is on the line in Connecticut. Senate Bill 24, the education reform bill put forward by Governor Malloy, is under consideration by the Education Committee. 

We know that Connecticut residents – including teachers and principals – overwhelmingly support these reforms and many of us agree that it does not go far enough. Yet a vocal minority whose interest is protecting the status quo is saying that this bill is bad for teachers and some even have said that it’s bad for students, despite the fact that it is squarely focused on making student-centered policy changes. 

Don’t let that vocal minority dominate the conversation. Write a letter to the members of the Education Committee and let them know that you want to be counted as a supporter of the bold reforms our students so desperately need – and that you think they should hold the line on S.B. 24.

Connecticut’s children need your voice. If supporters like you don’t speak out, legislators may decide to water down the bill and step away from reform. Now is the time to tell legislators that we can’t hit the snooze button yet again. 

Letter to
Connecticut Education Committee Representative Andrew Fleischmann
Connecticut Education Committee Representative Tim LeGeyt
Connecticut Education Committee Representative Patricia Miller
and 30 others
Connecticut Education Committee Representative Sandy Nafis
Connecticut Education Committee Representative Michael Molgano
Connecticut Education Committee Representative Tom Reynolds
Connecticut Education Committee Representative Jason Rojas
Connecticut Education Committee Representative Prasad Srinivasan
Connecticut Education Committee Senator Len Suzio
Connecticut Education Committee Representative Doug McCrory
Connecticut Education Committee Representative Matt Lesser
Connecticut Education Committee Representative Chris Lyddy
Connecticut Education Committee Representative Robert Sanchez
Connecticut Education Committee Representative Gary Holder-Winfield
Connecticut Education Committee Representative Steven Mikutel
Connecticut Education Committee Representative Gail Lavielle
Connecticut Education Committee Representative Brenda Kupchick
Connecticut Education Committee Representative Noreen Kokoruda
Connecticut Education Committee Senator John Fonfara
Connecticut Education Committee Representative Marilyn Giuliano
Connecticut Education Committee Senator Toni Boucher
Connecticut Education Committee Representative Tim Ackert
Connecticut Education Committee Senator Beth Bye
Connecticut Education Committee Representative Christie Carpino
Connecticut Education Committee Representative Michelle Cook
Connecticut Education Committee Representative Paul Davis
Connecticut Education Committee Representative Henry Genga
Connecticut Education Committee Representative Auden Grogins
Connecticut Education Committee Senator Toni Harp
Connecticut Education Committee Representative DebraLee Hovey
Connecticut Education Committee Representative Susan Johnson
Connecticut Education Committee Representative David Kiner
Connecticut Education Committee Senator Andrea Stillman
Thank you so much for your leadership to date on the critical conversation taking place on education reform in Connecticut. Senate Bill 24 is an important step forward for Connecticut’s education policies, and I’m hopeful that it becomes law.

This bill has ramifications for every single resident of Connecticut, which is why I am writing to all of you. I appreciate the Committee’s dedication and thoroughness as you shape the provisions contained within this legislation, and I encourage you to pass S.B. 24 out of committee and continue to advocate for it on the floor.

What you do with this bill will determine the direction of our state’s economy and our social compact for generations to come. It is critical for members of this Committee to hold the line and pass S.B. 24 out of committee without watering it down or stepping back from bold reform.