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Trump rallies crowd in Waterbury

“Waterbury police dotted the lines outside and in the gym. There were one or two protesters outside early, including Robert Goodrich, a co-founder of Radical Advocates for Cross-Cultural Education. Goodrich, of Waterbury, held a sign that read “AmeriKKKa” and said… Read More ›

Changes in teacher-hiring policies won’t fix serious problem

“Data reveal the Waterbury public schools’ hiring practices have resulted in huge disparities between the numbers of teachers of color who have been hired relative to their white peers. Over the last seven years, the school system has hired more… Read More ›

Waterbury schools find best way to diversify

“In February, the city NAACP branch suggested Connecticut government aid to Waterbury schools be withheld until the district’s “unlawful discriminatory employment practices” are investigated. This proposal, which would ravage the schools if implemented by the state, was presented despite an… Read More ›

Balancing Educational Reform by Promoting Policies that Place Students First

  From CONNCAN’s Media Room: COALITION OF LEADING EDUCATION, PARENTS, BUSINESS, COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS OPPOSE EFFORTS TO WEAKEN STATE’S EDUCATION EVALUATION SYSTEM Today, the Connecticut General Assembly Joint Committee on Education will hold a public hearing onSB 380, AN ACT CONCERNING… Read More ›

Writer overstated impact of single parenthood on kids

“In truth, it is arguments like Mr. Martland’s that serve as a smokescreen to distract us from the reality that all kids are capable of learning. Public schools act as society’s great equalizer; they afford students the opportunity to overcome… Read More ›

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