|Closing Connecticut’s widest-in-the-nation achievement gap will require us to demand accountability from all stakeholders. This means insisting that Connecticut’s decisions are driven by what the data tell us about the successes and failings of our policies. All branches and levels of government should take responsibility for these results, and Connecticut’s State Department of Education must be led by a strong, reform-minded leadership team. In order to build and sustain sufficient momentum for reform, Connecticut needs an outside entity to hold all stakeholders accountable by monitoring reform progress, sharing best practices, and reporting to the public.
||To these ends, our recommendations call for:
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- Significantly improving data collection and analysis to drive decisions;
- The Governor’s appointment of a strong education leadership team; and
- Public accountability through an entity outside of government.