Category: Opinions & Ideas

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Education is not and Should NOT be a “Business”

Why We Shouldn’t Think About College as a Business –By KRISTIN WONG–JULY 31, 2017 — New York Times– The shift from viewing college as a public good to seeing it as a private benefit has led to higher education becoming…

Don’t Dismantle Office of Early Childhood Education

Office of Early Childhood merger takes us back, not forward JULY 17, 2017 — CT Mirror ViewPoint –By Merrill Gay — CT Early Childhood Alliance –Executive Director– It is troubling that several of the budget proposals floating around the State Capitol call for…

CRISIS! A Tiny Minority Needs Your Help!

Helping the newest, neediest minority  –By David Holahan –East Haddam — In CT ViewPoints — CT Mirror — July 10, 2017 Having just retired and with time on my idle hands, I want to give something back to society, to…

Spending Cuts and Trickle Down (On) – DO NOT WORK

Austerity is the wrong medicine for Connecticut –July 02. 2017 — Op-Ed– By: Bilal Dabir Sekou —   More than nine years after the start of the 2007-09 Great Recession, the U.S. economy is not working for most Americans. The recovery…

Austerity is NOT the Answer to CT’s Budget Crisis

No Revenue + Program Cuts for CT Budget Will Make You Cry – Here’s Why: People will die – Cuts to social service programs and medical services mean health care will be harder to get for: A. People with disabilities,…

Attack on Free Speech and Academic Freedoms

Old Criticisms, New Threats Professors are often lightning rods, but many see a new menace to academic freedom in recent physical threats against faculty members who speak out on race and other issues. Colleen Flaherty–June 26, 2017 — Inside Higher…

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