CEAgo for February 8, 2018

WHAT DOES THE NEW LEGISLATIVE SESSION MEAN FOR TEACHER PENSIONS AND SCHOOL FUNDING?

While the governor’s message starting the 2018 legislative session emphasized Connecticut’s tradition of fairness and concern for future generations, his budget proposal is anything but fair for Connecticut’s students, teachers, and public schools. Read BlogCEA story.

Read Sheila Cohen’s statement.

STRONG UNIONS VS. WEAK UNIONS

The state of the union depends on you! Hear what your colleagues have to say about staying involved and standing up to anti-union forces.

Watch the powerful CEA video Membership Matters.

Speculation is running rampant about why Governor Malloy didn’t mention education or the state budget in his opening address to the legislature yesterday.

Read Hartford Courant story.

TEACHER ARRESTED FOR SPEAKING OUT URGES COLLEAGUES TO BE VOCAL

Louisiana teacher Deyshia Hargrave, arrested after asking questions about the superintendent’s salary raise, is urging her colleagues to let this injustice spur them into action. Watch video of her arrest.

Watch moving message video shared by the Louisiana Association of Educators.

Attend a free screening of Backpack Full of Cash. Narrated by Matt Damon, whose mother is teacher, the movie explores the real cost of privatizing public schools.

Click here for details on the Tuesday, Feb. 13,
6 p.m.
 screening in New London.

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Author: Nancy Sasso Janis

Nancy Sasso Janis currently is a first grade teacher at Andrew Avenue Elementary School. She has been teaching first grade and kindergarten in the district for thirty years.