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State Board of Ed Supports Malloy's Original Reform Bill

Board chairman calls Malloy's version a "coherent proposal," according to the Hartford Courant.

The State Board of Education unanimously approved on Wednesday Gov. Malloy's education reform bill in its original form, according to the Hartford Courant.

The vote followed a presentation by state Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor, who explained the differences between the original bill and the version revised by the Education Committee. The Board wants legislators to restore certain aspects of the original bill, including reduced funding for low-performing schools and  Malloy's new tenure system.

Board chairman Allan Taylor called Malloy's version a "coherent proposal" while the revised version "does not accomplish what needs to be accomplished."

The Education Committee approved a revised version of the bill on March 27.

Monroe mom April 07, 2012 at 10:29 AM
Stefan Pryor has no classroom teaching experience. He was however the founder of the charter school Amistad and has a current stake in it. The original bill allowed more funding to go from local public schools to charter schools as well as other benefits for charter schools, school which take our tax payers' money while limiting the types of children they accept. The original bill also lessened the requirement for classroom teachers by allowing them to teach merely just a bachelor's degree and not a master's degree. That bill also used an unproven evaluation process to evaluate and pay teachers, with a quarter of it tied to student achievement (aka CMT results). How was this bill better for our children?

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