139 DISTRICTS WOULD LOSE FUNDING
Without a state budget, Gov. Malloy plans to cut $557 million in education funding in 139 districts. Read Sheila Cohen’s statement.
TREMENDOUS UNCERTAINTY FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS
The budget impasse is creating chaos for students and teachers as school districts prepare for a new year with tremendous uncertainty. Teachers joined a call to action urging legislators to pass a budget that invests in education.
- Watch Groton Education Association President Beth Horler discuss how Groton students have already been hurtby the lack of a state budget.
- Watch Bridgeport Education Association President, and NEA Director Gary Peluchette talk about how cuts are impacting Bridgeport students and why the state needs a dedicated, reliable revenue source for funding public education.
- Watch a video with excerpts from the news conference.
IT’S NOT CLEAR?
Legislators are still saying they are not clear on how they will handle the state’s teacher pension system and cost shift.
Let’s make it crystal clear.
Call your legislators today and tell them:
- No cost shift
- No increase in teacher pension contributions
- No cuts to ECS funding
A shiny apple to Connecticut teachers who joined a call to action in Meriden last week urging legislators to pass a budget that invests in education.
A rotten apple to those legislators who would rather cut education funding than raise revenue in order to balance the state budget.
OCTOBER 14 – SAVE THE DATE
CONNECTICUT TEACHERS GRADUATE SCHOOL FAIR
9am – noon
Join Connecticut universities and colleges to explore their graduate programs and learn more about the new professional certification requirements with representatives from the state, AFT-CT, and CEA. Hosted by AFT-CT, CEA, CSDE, and Wesleyan University, this event is free for Connecticut teachers .Register for free event
SAVINGS ON CLASSROOM SUPPLIES
Get back-to-school savings with the Staples Teacher Rewards Program and earn 10% backon teaching and art supplies.
Planning your classroom? Stretch your dollar at A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts and Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores with your 15% teacher discount.