Op-Ed by Kim Jeffery
Published in The CT Post, April 20, 2012
As the Connecticut General Assembly nears the end of its “Education Session,” rhetoric at the state Capitol has, sadly, been far more prevalent than accomplishments. This is unfortunate because it is diverting focus from what should be our most important goal: To improve the educational experience of Connecticut’s public school students.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy kicked off 2012 in a spirit of collaboration, convening an education workshop that brought together a diverse array of stakeholders. Encouraging everyone to work together, the governor noted that there were many more reasons to come together than to wedge us apart. He is right. Yet seemingly from the moment he introduced his package of reforms in Senate Bill 24, there has been far too much focus on those wedge issues.
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