Category Archives: Legislation and Politics

Attend CEA’s Keep the Promise May 18 Rally UPDATE: Rally Postponed

This rally has been postponed. Here’s a message from CEA president, Sheila Cohen: Given the uncertainty and continually changing elements of the state budget, we are postponing our Keep Your Promise Rally scheduled for May 18. More budget proposals are … Continue reading

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CEA Calls for New Improved Teacher Evaluation Guidelines

January 25, 2016 Teacher Evaluation Guidelines Detrimental to Student Learning CEA calls for new, improved guidelines; releases plan that focuses on student achievement and success Connecticut’s current teacher evaluation guidelines result in too much bureaucracy for teachers andadministrators and lost … Continue reading

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CEA Leaders Speak Out on Friedrichs vs. California Teacher Association Case

Friedrichs vs. the California Teachers Association is an important case moving before the U.S. Supreme Court that could would be a major blow to all unions if the court rules against the teachers’ union. It is a direct attack unions’ abilities … Continue reading

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Teachers Call for a Better and More Authentic Testing Program

Read this important message from CEA regarding the elimination of misguided federal testing mandates, which includes the video below, featuring our own MEA Vice-president Paul Coppola and many others speaking out about teacher concerns…  

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Standardized Test Stress Survey

CEA has discussed and approved the idea of doing what we can to promote teacher participation in an independent research survey on standardized test stress. Although the survey is being conducted in numerous states, a group of researchers has been … Continue reading

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Education Rally, May 12th

Put the Test to Rest: Learning Matters Tuesday, May 12, 2015 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Eastern Time) Connecticut State Capitol 210 Capitol Avenue Hartford, Connecticut 06106 United States Map and Directions ATTEND THE RALLY Your activism is needed to … Continue reading

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If it happened in Wisconsin, who’s to say it can’t happen here?

Though we haven’t heard much about the anti-union law pushed through by Wisconsin governor Scott Walker’s administration four years ago, the fallout has been devastating to public sector unions. Recently Republican state lawmakers pushed through right-to-work legislation that allows private-sector workers … Continue reading

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