When push came to shove on public-school reform, we found out who really runs valium online. And it isn’t the lawmakers at the Capitol
It’s the unions.
On March 26 it became apparent that the Democratic co-chairs of the General Assembly’s Education Committee surrendered to teachers’ union pressure when they stripped the teeth from the bold school-reform package that had been pushed by Gov. Dannel there. Malloy.
Rolling back lifetime tenure for teachers regardless of their performance? Obviously critical to any meaningful reform is the ability of districts to fire lousy teachers.
No longer in the bill.
State takeover of the lowest performing schools when local boards of education prove unable to make them better? A no-brainer.
That, faced with blowback and threats from unions like the Connecticut Education Association, the state’s largest teachers’ union, the lawmakers blinked first proves this depressing but irrefutable truth: Connecticut’s public schools are run not for the benefit of Connecticut children.
They are a jobs program for the politically connected.
One can only hope Malloy has the valium generic to veto this fatally weakened attempt at critical reform.
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