Hundreds of students from charter schools across the state journeyed to the state Capitol to publicly thank Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for proposing boosting the amount of money the state will send their way.
“You stood up for us… and we will stand here with you,” said Dacia Toll, the leader of Achievement First, the state’s largest network of charter schools.
Students from Bridgeport, Hartford and New Haven wearing blue T-shirts with “Charter schools are public schools” written on them cheered loudly as Malloy approached the lectern.
“This is an investment worthy of being made,” he said. “This is our day. This is our opportunity.”