By Rick Green
Published by Hartford Courant, December 10, 2010
Reformer needed to address state’s school issues
The most critical selection Gov.-elect Dan Malloy will make for his administration will be the toughest.
Connecticut’s next commissioner of education must make bold changes while also placating powerful teacher unions and their political supporters.
The difficult questions facing Connecticut — how will municipalities pay for education, where will our future workforce come from, is it possible to shrink the worst-in-the-nation achievement gap between white and minority students? — are wrapped up in our public schools.