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3 Things to Know from CEA Meeting With DCF Commissioner

Monday night marked the start of a promising new relationship between Connecticut educators and the Department of Children and Families as DCF Commissioner Vannessa Dorantes and several of her...

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CEA Meetings Happening Now Around the State. Get Involved.

At last night’s Windham County Forum, CEA President Jeff Leake shared with members how they can learn more about candidates running for president. 

CEA’s first round of 2019-2020 county forum meetings is running now through Oct. 30. Meet with your colleagues and local union leaders to hear about issues impacting education and your profession, and learn how you can advocate for yourself, your students, and public education.

Attend a CEA county forum near you, and encourage your colleagues to join you. Click here for dates, locations, and more information.

At yesterday’s Windham County Forum, CEA President Jeff Leake shared with teachers how they can learn more about candidates running for president. NEA has compiled information on all major party candidates’ positions on education issues so that teachers can be informed education voters.

“It doesn’t matter if you’re a Democrat, Republican, or Independent,” Leake said. “We want to raise the voice of educators and make sure candidates have education issues top of mind as they’re running their campaigns.”

He added, “Everything that you do, everything that affects the kids in your classrooms—including the resources available to teach them, comes about because of political decisions. We need to be involved with the political process. We’re not going to get anywhere with Betsy DeVos over the next 5 years.”

Click here for county forum registration information.

All Members Invited to Upcoming CEA Meetings

CEA members at a 2018 county meeting.

CEA’s next round of county forum meetings runs January 28 – February 12. Meet with your colleagues and local union leaders to hear about issues impacting education and your profession, and learn how you can advocate for yourself, your students, and public education.

Attend a CEA county forum near you, and encourage your colleagues to join you.

Click here for dates, locations, and more information.

Know, Lead, Act — Attend a CEA County Forum Near You

Enfield teachers Ann-Lynn Moffett, Michele Wilcox, and Delores Weir attended a CEA Hartford County Forum last January.

CEA’s first round of county forum meetings runs October 9-24. Meet with your colleagues and local union leaders to hear about issues impacting education and your profession, and learn how you can advocate for yourself, your students, and public education.

Attend a CEA county forum near you, and encourage your colleagues to join you.

Click here for dates, locations, and more information.

CEA County Forums Coming to a Town Near You

Teachers gathered together in Bolton Tuesday night heard CEA Policy Director Donald Williams explain the potential ramifications of Friedrichs.

Teachers gathered together in Bolton Tuesday night heard CEA Policy Director Donald Williams explain the potential ramifications of Friedrichs.

Calling public education “the last frontier and bastion of the American dream,” CEA President Sheila Cohen last night spoke with members gathered together in Bolton at the first of a series of County Forums CEA is holding in January and February. The forums’ focus is the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association lawsuit that the Supreme Court heard last week and its potential to impact teachers both individually and collectively.

Cohen said that the real purpose of reformers behind the Friedrichs case “is not to save the children, but to obliterate the middle class, minimize the role of teachers and parents, break unions, and privatize public education.”

Teachers at the forum last night asked many questions about Friedrichs and heard from CEA Director of Policy, Research, and Reform Donald Williams and CEA Legal Counsel Melanie Kolek about the potential ramifications of a Supreme Court decision in favor of the plaintiffs. They explained that the Friedrichs case is an assault on organized labor by forces that want to destroy unions, attacking teachers’ rights to organize and succeed.

If you haven’t already registered to attend a forum in your area click here for a flier with more information, and contact your local president or county director (contact information on page 2 of the flier) to register.

Dates and locations for upcoming forums are as follows. Read more