Public Meeting Today On Gov. Malloy’s Education Plan

HARTFORD, CT (CBSNewYork) – In Hartford today, the public gets its first chance to speak out on Gov. Dan Malloy’s education reform plan.

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau On The Story

Malloy’s education reform plan calls for pumping an additional $128 million into the public school system to boost education in some of the lower performing schools.

LINK: Details On The Hearing Location

But the most controversial changes, according to education committee chair St. Rep. Andy Fleischmann, focus on teachers.

“Of the policy issues I expect one of the most challenging to be the question of how you evaluate teachers and administrators and how that relates to their certification and their tenure,” Fleischmann told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.

Malloy has said he feels tenure should not be an entitlement, citing too many underperforming teachers who have earned it.

Malloy also seeks mandatory teacher evaluation not only by their peers, but by parents.

Where do you stand on the governor’s plan? Sound off in the comments section below!

  • ms

    Parent evaluation? Are they evaluating based on what their child’s perception of an effective teacher? A parent of a high achieving student will most likely evaluate the teacher in one way compared to the parent of student performing poorly. It’s time all states get teachers or people who have been in the classroom to make education decisions. Do I go to a hospital and criticize the way a surgeon performed a procedure?

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