BUDGET PLAN PUTS TEACHER PENSION, HEALTHCARE FUND, AND SCHOOL FUNDING IN THE CROSSHAIRS
SPECIAL BUDGET EDITION OF CEAGO ON WEDNESDAY
CEA will be paying close attention to the governor’s budget plan and will keep you updated on proposals that impact our students, our schools, and our profession.
Stay tuned to cea.org and blogcea.org for updates and watch for a special CEAgo update in your email on Wednesday with all the budget highlights, video and comments from CEA leaders.
A shiny apple to these Connecticut legislators for introducing bills requested by CEA that would support students, teachers, and public education.
A rotten apple to these Connecticut legislators for introducing anti-public education and anti-union bills that would hurt students and teachers.
EDUCATION NEWS IN ONE PLACE
Don’t have time to search for education news? Stay up-to-date on the news that affects your students and your profession. Visit CTEdwatch.org.
TEACHERS KEEP UP PRESSURE AGAINST BETSY DEVOS
She is the most opposed and unqualified candidate for Secretary of Education since the department was formed more than three decades ago.
More than 1 million teachers and supporters emailed and another 50,000 called their senators, urging them to oppose DeVos.
Senators Blumethal and Murphy held news conferences with Connecticut teachers opposing DeVos. A full senate vote is expected Tuesday.
THE NEXT FRIEDRICHS-TYPE CASE IS APPROACHING
Educators dodged a bullet with last year’s Supreme Court decision in Friedrichs. But teachers and all union employees are targets of anti-union forces hell-bent on trying to destroy our individual and collective bargain rights, and our union—and if Neil Gorsuch becomes the next Supreme Court Justice—that could happen sooner than later. Read A Five Year Assault on Teachers and Unions.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
18 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
CEA invites you to attend our free workshops
1 NEW TEACHER CONFERENCE
Workshops and networking for early-career teachers
CEA MEMBER DEALS & DISCOUNTS
Save on tickets to Harlem Globetrotters (Feb. 18), Cirque du Soleil (March 15-19) at the XL Center in Hartford. Click here for your discount code.