Legislators may vote on a new state budget on September 14. Governor Malloy today unveiled a new budget plan that lessens school funding cuts but also imposes new cuts on cities and towns that will impact school budgets.
Right-wing groups in all 50 states, including Connecticut, are planning to "defund and defang unions." Read the shocking manifesto outlining how these groups, with millions at their disposal, plan to deal a "mortal blow" to unions.
A shiny apple to the All Hands on Deck Coalition for encouraging legislators to fully fund education and examine tax proposals to balance the budget.
A rotten apple to the Trump Administration for ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, hurting nearly a million "Dreamers."
Urge legislators to pass a budget before the Oct. 1 deadline to avoid the implementation of Governor Malloy's draconian cuts, which would strip $557 million in education funding in 139 districts.
Contact your legislators. Urge them to pass a state budget as soon as possible that:
Call your legislators today and tell them:
Connecticut teachers are helping fellow educators in Texas and Louisiana affected by the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey. Click here to find out how you can help your colleagues both financially and emotionally, as they being the slow process of rebuilding their lives.
Free resources are available to help you explain the disaster and answer your students' questions. Click here for information.
Attend a county forum near you and learn what's happening at the State Capitol and at the federal level and how it will impact you and your classroom. Click here for a list of County Forum dates in your area. Attend a meeting. Learn about your union and get involved.
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