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WFSB Eyewitness News: Malloy, Foley Face Off In Debate

Gubernatorial candidates Democrat Dan Malloy and Republican Tom Foley faced off Tuesday in a debate sponsored by Channel 3 and Connecticut Public Broadcasting…

The two candidates also said they supported recommendations released Tuesday by a state education committee on reducing the academic performance gap between Connecticut’s low-income students and their peers. The Connecticut Commission on Educational Achievement said the state has the highest achievement gap in the nation but maintained that if the group’s proposals were implemented the state would close the gap within ten years. Foley said his plan to reduce the gap is nearly the same as the committee’s. He says he wants to hold educators more accountable, approve a school choice plan, grade schools and give the state the authority to step in and fix troubled schools. Malloy said he also supports the commission’s plan but said the proposals should have been put in place years ago.

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