Without a state budget, the governor plans to strip state aid from some schools and give it to others, leaving the majority of public schools in deeper financial trouble.
Legislators Need to Hear from You! Contact your legislators today and tell them:
Thank you. Thousands of you have contacted your legislators, and they have told us your letters, emails, and calls are making a difference. We need to keep the pressure on lawmakers as they continue working on a budget. Continue reaching out to them before they vote on the budget.
That's what legislative leaders are saying. Read the story.
Tell your legislators to vote against any attacks on students, teachers, and public education, and to respect teachers' contributions to Connecticut's children and the future of our state.
A shiny apple to teachers at CEA's Summer Leadership Conference who wrote to their state legislators telling them to vote against a teacher retirement cost shift, against increases to teachers' retirement contributions, and against cuts to ECS. Nearly 400 postcards were delivered to legislators.
A shiny apple to all the Democrats in the state legislature. Every Democrat—both in the House and in the Senate—voted to approve the $1.5 billion state employee concession package, taking a key first step toward a new state budget.
A rotten apple to all the Republicans in the state legislature. Every Republican—both in the House and in the Senate—voted to reject the $1.5 billion in concessions from state employees, because it does not eliminate collective bargaining rights for workers.
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.
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