Tag: Education

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…

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,…

Don’t Dilute Integration Goals

Letters in Hartford Courant Consequences Of Segregation  Governor Dannel P. Malloy‘s suggestion that the plaintiffs in the landmark Sheff decision appear “as if we’re going out of our way to deprive kids from Hartford of a good education” by resisting…

How Long Will It Take For CT To Dream– Now Is The Time

Dreamers Continue Advocacy Effort by Jack Kramer, CTNewsJunkie HARTFORD, CT — Trying to pass legislation to give immigrant students access to financial aid at Connecticut’s public colleges and universities has always been a toss-up issue, and the recent arrest of…

CT Migration – Good News Bad News – Up and Down

What are Connecticut’s population trends and who is migrating? Primary Author: Manisha Srivastava, CT Office of Policy and Management – Contributor: Michelle Riordan-Nold, CT Data Collaborative – But there are positive trends. The state gains prime working age adults and…

Don’t Close Community Colleges

Closing Connecticut Community Colleges Wrongheaded CSCU President Mark Ojakian at a town hall meeting in Middletown on proposed cuts and reorganization to the state colleges and universities system. (Cloe Poisson / Hartford Courant)  By ELIZABETH KEIFER — opinion in Hartford…

Inequality University – Yale et al

Inequality University FREDDIE DEBOER  Jacobin Ivy League universities fuel social inequality at the same time public colleges are cut to the bone. They deserve to be dismantled. Yale University in August 1997. Kent Kanouse / Flickr       Today,…

Wants Transparency and Shared Governance at CSCU

Attempting to succeed in business without really trying Serafín Méndez-Mendez Central Connecticut State University Professor of Communication By all accounts Mark Ojakian, the President of the Connecticut State University System, is a great man. I fondly remember the evening I was…