CEA CALLS FOR OVERSIGHT AND TRANSPARENCY OF CHARTER MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONS
CEA called on the legislature to ensure that charter schools run by charter management organizations are transparent in their financial decisions and in their policy decisions that result in excessive expulsion rates and practices that push lower-performing students out of their schools. Read CEA’s testimony.
A shiny apple to Westport Public Schools alumnus Justin Paul, who, after winning an Oscar for Best Original Song in the movie La La Land, praised his Westport teachers and his public school education. Watch his acceptance speech.
A rotten apple to Sen. Art Linares of Westbrook, who at last week’s Education Committee hearing implied that teacher retirement is too high and takes funds away from students.
A rotten apple President Donald Trump who used his first live television address to a joint session of Congress to praise Betsy DeVos and their plan to push school vouchers. Read Ed Week and New York Times articles.