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Education: A focal point in first gubernatorial debate

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Tom Foley spent more than 15 minutes talking about education in their first gubernatorial debate last night at the Norwich Free Academy.

When asked about his tenure comment, Malloy apologized to teachers: “I shouldn’t have said it. I apologize for saying it.”

Watch the debate on CT-N at http://www.ctn.state.ct.us/ctnplayer.asp?odID=10625

The education discussion begins almost 24 minutes into the video.debate pic

Malloy’s apology is nearly 31 minutes into the video.

Here’s a sampling of the media coverage of the debate:

CT Mirror
http://ctmirror.org/in-first-debate-malloy-apologizes-to-teachers-needles-foley/

The Day
http://theday.com/article/20140827/NWS12/140829707/1017

CT News Junkie
http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/malloy_turns_focus_to_foleys_business_record_during_first_debate/

The Hartford Courant
http://www.courant.com/community/norwich/hc-ct-governors-race-debate-foley-malloy-0828-20140827,0,7507329.story

The New Haven Register
http://www.nhregister.com/government-and-politics/20140827/pointed-exchanges-mark-first-debate-for-gov-dannel-malloy-tom-foley

The Bulletin
http://www.norwichbulletin.com/article/20140827/NEWS/140829575/?Start=1

The Connecticut Post
http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Malloy-Foley-trade-opening-debate-barbs-5717264.php

Important Win for North Carolina Educators

A North Carolina judge has ruled that the state’s repeal of due process protections for teachers was unconstitutional. A law passed last year would have phased out career status for teachers and replaced it with up to four-year long contracts.

North Carolina Association of Educators President Rodney Ellis praised the ruling, saying, “The court said teachers should be protected from politics in the classroom. The administrators and teachers whose depositions were part of this lawsuit gave powerful testimony to the importance of due process and reasonable job protections.”

Read more from NEA.