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Op-Ed: Modernize elections, but not the Secretary of the State’s way

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The Registrars of Voters Association of Connecticut recognizes that there are things we must do to improve in the way elections are administered in Connecticut, but disagrees with the Secretary of the State's proposal. For instance, we would like to see an election night reporting system that is automated, and doesn’t rely on the hundreds of hand calculations done by weary poll workers late into the evening on Election Day. Continue Reading →

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Op-Ed: One educator’s prescription for renewal of No Child Left Behind Act

The No Child Left Behind Act is up for renewal. Most famous was its promise of having all U.S. students proficient in reading and math by 2014. That was the year the U.S. would again be number one in education; that year has come and gone. Here is my wish list for the No Child Left Behind reauthorization. Continue Reading →

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Op-Ed: Connecticut should have bilingual education for all

We need to embrace the fact that speaking more than one language is a 21st-century skill that all American students should have, yet our state is lagging behind others in its adoption of bilingual education programs. So, people of Connecticut, its time that we demand that our state takes the lead on providing quality bilingual education for all children, K-12. Continue Reading →

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Op-Ed: Her story in support of ending one’s life with dignity

Death with dignity is a tough issue for many of us. Although I have co-sponsored the bill before the Legislature, I didn’t always support the concept. When I started to think about it as a matter of individual choice, I realized what a personal and intimate decision it was. Continue Reading →

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Op-Ed: School officials should not interfere with opting out of SBAC tests

Gov. Dannel Malloy, Interim Commissioner of Education Dianna Wentzell and all superintendents of schools should cease their obstruction of the rights of parents to decide whether to allow their children to sit for the SBAC test. Continue Reading →

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Op-Ed: Bilingual education in Connecticut an issue of social justice

Bilingual education is an issue of social justice. Across Connecticut, bilingual education (English and Spanish) is now offered to all students elementary through high school in affluent communities, but the communities that serve the largest populations of native Spanish speaking students, like Hartford, Bridgeport, New Haven, and New Britain, do not offer comprehensive bilingual education to all students. Continue Reading →

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Op-Ed: Parent explains why she can’t allow her children to take the SBAC test

After doing her own research for months, a Fairfield parent explains why she has no confidence in the state's use of the SBAC test or that student privacy is adequately protected in the use of the test data. She has elected for her children not to take the test. Continue Reading →

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