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Posted inCT Viewpoints

Time again for a poet governor

It’s time we elect a poet as governor of Connecticut. We’ve had a seemingly endless series of professional politicians, lawyers, and businesspeople on the ballot. Let’s vote for change. Although I’m as fatigued as anyone by the long presidential campaign, it’s not too early to look ahead and see who will lead our state in two years. Candidates are already throwing their hats in the ring.

Posted inEducation

Pay for charter school leaders fuels funding debate

Compensation for leaders of the state’s largest network of charter schools, Achievement First, has increased by $100,000 since 2009 – and now rivals the pay of superintendents in the state’s wealthiest or largest districts. The Connecticut Education Association, the state’s largest teachers’ union and a fierce opponent of the growth of privately operated charter schools, made an issue of pay for top charter school officials Thursday.