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.**
David Low & Matt Presser started this petition with a single signature, and now has 2,111 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.