Mayors Backing Governor’s Education Reforms
Mayors, first selectmen and municipal leadersof the 30 Connecticut cities and towns that have the state's lowest achieving school districts met with Governor Malloy on Thursday afternoon to learn about his education reform proposals.
The governor is enlisting the support of the municipal chief executives to urge their state lawmakers to restore the important provisions that the Education Committee removed from the original reform bill.
Before the Governor will sign any reform legislation it will have to pass his muster as representing meaningful reform. And that includes linking evaluations to principal and teacher career advancement and giving the Commissioner of Education the tools he needs to intervene in the lowest performing schools.
Municipal leaders are joining the large and diverse group of reform proponents committed to seeing the Governor's original reform proposals approved by the legislature.
Connecticut cannot let one more year slip away by failing to act. We can't wait any longer to get our schools on the right track.
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