For Local Presidents
Protect Local Public School Funding
Fund schools equitably in a way that prohibits taking funding and resources way from traditional, local public schools.
- Prohibit the diversion of local public school dollars
- Equitably phase in increases in state funding of local education expenses
- Use more current and accurate data to determine town wealth and measures of personal and household income
- Use free and reduced price meal eligibility as an indicator of poverty
- Include English Language Learner status as an indicator of additional student learning needs.
Parents Criticize Governor's Education Proposals in New CEA TV Ad
Parents and students criticize legislators who are ignoring their needs and putting politics ahead of public schools.
CEA made a strong case for Connecticut to aggressively pursue a predictable, sustainable, and dedicated revenue source to cure the chronic state underfunding that plagues public schools and municipalities across the state.
|CEA's New Plan to Fund Public Education|
|February 28, 2017 News Release|
|Testimony of Mark Waxenberg, Executive Director, before the Education Committee|
Calling Connecticut's system for funding public education "irretrievably broken," CEA Executive Director Mark Waxenberg unveiled a bold new plan to ensure that all Connecticut school districts and students are winners.
In his budget address, Governor Malloy outlined a plan that threatens our public education system and creates clear winners and losers in every community across the state. CEA stands firmly against this scheme to divide our schools.
Watch CEA Executive Director Mark Waxenberg on CT-N urging legislators to put children before politics.
Watch Mark Waxenberg's interview with FOX 61.