CALL TO ACTION: TELL LEGISLATORS TO KEEP THE PROMISE
Legislators, including the Democratic Leadership in both the Senate and the House, are pushing for the approval of a scheme to shift a portion of teacher retirement costs from the state to cities and towns. This shift would impact our retirement, our jobs, our students, and the way our schools are funded.
Tell your legislators to Keep the Promise and vote NO on any state budget plan that shifts the cost of teacher retirement contributions from the state to cities and towns across Connecticut.
• Click here to contact your legislators
SPEAK TO YOUR LEGISLATORS IN PERSON
Attend a County Forum and tell legislators how their ill-conceived plan to shift pension costs to cities and towns would lead to school funding cuts, hurting teachers and students.
• Click here for a list of upcoming County Forums
POLITICAL INSANITY: GREENWICH GETS MORE EDUCATION FUNDING THAN NAUGATUCK
A rotten apple to legislative leaders who are making school funding plans all about politics, not what’s best for students, teachers, and public education.POLITICAL INSANITY: GREENWICH GETS MORE EDUCATION FUNDING THAN NAUGATUCK
TEACHERS’ VOICES HEARD
A shiny apple to State Board of Education members who acted on teachers’ concerns by voting to prohibit the use of state mastery test scores in evaluating teacher performance.
• Read CEA’s statement
• Read CT Mirror article
• Read the “purpose of the state mastery test” statement
MESSAGE TO POLICYMAKERS: DON’T FOLLOW KANSAS, WISCONSIN, AND LOUISIANA
Connecticut lawmakers have introduced numerous anti-union and anti-middle class bills that are bad for Connecticut. Read why these would hurt our economy and our way of life.
• Read story
NO PLANS FOR THE WEEKEND? ATTEND EDUCATOR’S WEEKEND AT MYSTIC SEAPORT
Teachers and their families (up to four people) will receive free admission to Mystic Seaport this coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, 2017. Don’t miss this special opportunity to explore the museum and learn more about educational programs. Staff will be on hand to discuss program offerings and answer questions. Click here for details.
ATTEND A FREE MOVIE SCREENING AND DISCUSSION
Attend a free dinner, screening, and discussion of the Academy Award-nominated documentary 13th, which explores issues of race, justice, and mass incarceration. The April 27 event is free for CEA members. Click here for information.
PLAY BALL: YARD GOATS HOST CEA TEACHER APPRECIATION DAYS
Save the dates! The Hartford Yard Goats are holding two CEA Teacher Appreciation Days this summer, with discounted tickets and fireworks after each game.
• Saturday, July 29, at 6:35 PM versus the Reading Fightin Phils
• Friday, August 11, at 7:05 PM versus the Harrisburg Senators
Look for details in an upcoming email.
SOARING THROUGH THE TREES
CEA members and their families save nearly 40 percent at The Adventure Park. Hike the woodland trails or try their aerial ropes courses and zip lines. To take advantage of your CEA discount at The Adventure Park in Bridgeport, click here. For the Storrs park, visit https://storrsadventurepark.com/cea2017/.