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.
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.
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