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Students and Teachers Biggest Losers in Budget Crisis: Legislators Urged to Pass a Budget That Invests in Education

Kindergarten teacher and Groton Education Association President Beth Horler said her district has already had to close an elementary school and cut 22 teaching positions.

Cutting school programs, laying off teachers and administrators, diminishing resources, and increasing class sizes. These are just some of the actions school districts across Connecticut have already taken to prepare for the start of the school year without a state budget.

Today, outside Maloney High School in Meriden, CEA, AFT, teachers, parents, students, and a coalition of superintendents, boards of education, and school business officials held a news conference. They detailed how students are being hurt by the budget impasse and the chaos it is creating as schools prepare for a new year with tremendous uncertainty and without critical funding. Read more