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After internal campaign, CEA endorses Malloy

The endorsement Monday of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy by the Connecticut Education Association, the state's largest teachers' union, came after an unprecedented effort by the union's leadership to defuse dissatisfaction with the first-term Democrat and raise aware of what it considers hostile positions by Republican Tom Foley. Continue Reading →

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Malloy sees, seizes opportunity in Foley’s school plan

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was joined by educators and union officials in denouncing Tom Foley's education plan.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy moved quickly Thursday to exploit what Democrats say is an ill-considered and impractical proposal by Republican Tom Foley to allow urban parents to pick the local public school of their choice and strip money from failing schools as their children go elsewhere. Continue Reading →

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Foley’s urban agenda: something borrowed, something new

Tom Foley walks from New Britain city hall with Mayor Erin Stewart, trailed by other mayors.

In the first extensive public policy press conference of his second run for governor, Republican Tom Foley released an urban agenda Wednesday that echoes or revises long-tried policies on crime and jobs, while imposing a strict “marketplace” standard on failing urban schools. Continue Reading →

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Foley TV ad pledges to make ‘every school in Connecticut great’

Foley education ad

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley says in his latest TV ad that he has "a plan for making every school in Connecticut great," a promise that could fall short on two measures: His only published plan is an outline of five bullet points, one of which would strip failing schools of money, potentially hastening their demise. Continue Reading →

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