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New CEA TV Ad Amplifies Calls to Invest in All Public Schools

protect-fundingA new CEA public awareness TV ad featuring CEA members and Connecticut students starts playing on Connecticut TV stations this week. The spot highlights the need for the state to invest in all public schools, not divide schools, parents, and communities into clear winners and losers.

“All of our students deserve to be winners and have the resources needed to succeed and achieve,” said CEA President Sheila Cohen.

The state currently underfunds public education by more than $700 million per year. Rather than focusing on a sustainable revenue stream that allows Connecticut to fulfill its constitutional obligation to fully fund public education for all children, the governor’s proposed budget divides existing funds, creating winners and losers. Read more

Statement from CEA Executive Director Mark Waxenberg on the Governor’s Proposed Education Budget

The governor’s proposed education budget threatens the quality of all our local public schools by dividing schools, parents, and communities into clear winners and losers. That’s unfair to all of us, but especially our children. All of our children deserve to be winners and have the resources to achieve.

The state currently underfunds public education by more than $700 million per year. The state needs to focus on a sustainable revenue stream that allows Connecticut to fulfill its constitutional obligation to fully fund public education to provide all children with the funding and resources they need to achieve. Read more