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Early childhood educators are under-appreciated, underpaid

As a student teacher in the Early Childhood Education program at the University of Connecticut, I am writing to spread awareness on the issue of inadequate teacher compensation for early childhood educators. When I talk about early childhood, I am referring to the care and education of children between birth and 5 years old, before they enter the public-school system in kindergarten.

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It is time to end preferential treatment for the finance industry

Connecticut is home to some of the wealthiest fund managers, who are getting a 19.6 percent break on their federal taxes. This lucrative loophole in our tax code is reserved just for a special class of millionaire and billionaire financiers, who gobble up inordinate amounts of wealth, and indirectly fuel poverty in places like Bridgeport and Puerto Rico by siphoning wealth out of local economies.