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Protect Local Public School Funding

Restore ECS and TEAM funding, and fund public schools equitably.

  • Fully restore ECS funding
  • Restore full funding and reimbursement for TEAM (Teacher Evaluation and Mentoring)
  • Prohibit the diversion of local public school dollars through corporate schemes like tax credits for private school tuition
  • Stop paying private charter school management companies millions in management fees
  • Increase funding to districts for English Learners (EL)
  • Lower the EL funding threshold to 20 (the number of English learners districts must have to qualify for EL dollars)

State Board of Education Acts on Teachers' Concerns: Rejects Charter Expansion

The State Board of Education today listened to teachers' concerns about fairness in education funding and responded by rejecting increases in enrollment for three charter schools that would have cost the state $627,000.

State Board of Education Urged to Reject Costly Charter School Expansion

Critical funds being drained from neighborhood public schools; hurting students in state's poorest districts.

Statement from CEA President Sheila Cohen on the Governor's State of the State Address

While Governor Malloy's message in his address to the General Assembly emphasized Connecticut's tradition of fairness and concern for future generations, his budget proposal is anything but fair for Connecticut's students and public schools.

Our Students Can't Wait: Address Education Funding Now

Legislators must address education funding and reverse the additional $58.2 million in cuts to public schools before the start of the regular legislative session.

CCJEF Ruling Fails Connecticut Students

State Supreme Court ruling in the Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding (CCJEF) v. Rell delivered a mixed verdict—bad for school funding, while rejecting the lower court's attempt to create burdensome schemes for testing, teacher evaluation, and education policy.

CEA President Sheila Cohen on State Supreme Court Ruling in CCJEF Case

Ruling fails to protect education funding, and opens the door to an unprecedented assault on our schools and children.

CEA Members Continue to Press for TEAM Funding

After state funding for the program was unexpectedly eliminated from the new state budget, CEA has continued to strongly advocate for a restoration of TEAM funding.

Teachers, Parents Calling for Transparency Shut Out of Stratford Board of Education Meeting

Public officials are elected to represent the interests of local residents, but members of the Stratford Board of Education abdicated their responsibility to town residents by shutting them out of a public meeting.

CEA Executive Director Don Williams Urges State Board of Education to Reject Charter Expansion

CEA Executive Director Don Williams urged the State Board of Education to reject enrollment increases for three charter schools that would have cost the state over half a million dollars.

Janet Piezzo, Teacher and President of the Plainfield Education Association


Janet Piezzo, a teacher and president of the Plainfield Education Association, urged the State Board of Education to reject enrollment increases for three charter schools that would have cost the state over half a million dollars.

Kristen Record, Teacher and Stratford Education Association Vice-President


Kristen Record, a teacher and vice-president of the Stratford Education Association, urged the State Board of Education to reject enrollment increases for three charter schools that would have cost the state over half a million dollars.


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