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.
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.