2019 Top Teachers' Priorities
Equitably fund public schools and prohibit taking funding and resources away from traditional neighborhood public schools.
Protect teachers' retirement by placing a state asset, such as the Connecticut lottery, into the fund to ensure the long-term solvency, stability, and benefit structure of the teachers' pension system and repeal the 1% tax on teachers.
Protect teachers and students by addressing and preventing violent classroom behavior; address issues of mold, extreme temperatures, lead, water quality, and other school building conditions unconducive to teaching and learning; and require school districts to adopt the National School Climate Standards.
Advocate against any proposals that eliminate, restrict, or interfere with teachers' rights to negotiate salaries, health insurance, working conditions, and other benefits.
Improve upon 2018 legislation promoting strategies for recruitment and retention of minority teachers.
Protect teachers who have had unsubstantiated DCF claims made against them.