Governor Malloy: Thank You for Standing Up for Education
  • Petitioned Governor Dannel P. Malloy of Connecticut

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy of Connecticut

Governor Malloy: Thank You for Standing Up for Education

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      ConnCAN, the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now

“Let’s be honest with ourselves, and let’s speak bluntly: many parts of our system of public education are broken.”

That was the stirring wake up call issued by Governor Malloy in his 2012 State of the State Address, and it couldn’t have come at a more pressing time. We live in the state with the largest achievement gap in the country. Even our top achievers are falling behind their peers in other states and other countries. And despite a 20 percent increase in education spending over the last decade, our students’ achievement has flatlined since 2003.

No more – our children simply cannot afford to have our state leaders hit the snooze button for another year. From educator certification and evaluations, to school turnarounds, to teacher tenure reform, Governor Malloy has laid out a bold set of proposals that can launch our state back to the top. Now it’s up to the legislature to bring these proposals, along with other necessary changes, to life in the kind of robust, student-centered legislation our kids have been waiting on for years.

We all need to respond to Governor Malloy’s wake up call and come together to make this change. This is 2012, the Year for Education Reform!

Please take a moment to let Governor Malloy know you appreciate his leadership on these issues and his calls for meaningful education reform in 2012. 

It’s time to Wake Up, Connecticut!

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    • Leon Samuel Cashwell WINDSOR, CT
      • over 2 years ago

      Throwing money at the edu system without requiring teacher and administrator full accountabilty is meaningless.

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    • Adriana Lokko NEW HAVEN, CT
      • over 2 years ago

      I don't believe that teachers should still remain teachers if they can no longer teach and adapt to changing methods with positive and high results.

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    • Marlene Monteiro BRIDGEPORT, CT
      • over 2 years ago

      As a Bridgeport native, graduate of Bridgeport Public Schools I'm very well aware of the struggles urban city school graduates face as they pursue higher education. I experienced first hand the struggle of attending college and graduate school without having the skills and tools necessary to do so.

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    • donna wimpfheimer NORWALK, CT
      • over 2 years ago

      We need to fix the broken education system for the future of this nation!

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    • Jessica George WASHINGTON, DC
      • over 2 years ago

      I used to teach in Hartford.

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