The quarrel over a school-based health center in Killingly is a skirmish in the larger war over whether America continues as a democratic civil society.
Andrew A. Feinstein
We missed the chance to remake education
We could have made the 2021-22 school year the time to fix our underachieving public education system. We could have utilized the wisdom gained from a year of remote and hybrid learning to rethink how we deliver education.
Uphold the governor’s veto of Public Act 18-89
Monday Connecticut’s legislature appears on the verge of enacting a profoundly anti-disability rights, anti-civil rights legislation over Gov. Dannel Malloy’s veto. The bill is Public Act 18-89. It permits any teacher to throw a child out of the classroom at any time that the teacher thinks the kid may be dangerous. Any review of the teacher’s unilateral decision will occur after the child is excluded. And, the bill makes the child’s re-entry into the classroom a major challenge.
Moukawsher got the problem right, and the solution wrong
Judge Thomas Moukawsher has performed a remarkable service by shining a bright light on the profoundly unfair, counterproductive, and irrational way Connecticut funds public education. While the odds against a court-overseen remedy of the type contained in his Sept. 7 order are long indeed, the children of Connecticut should hope that the governor, the State Department of Education, and the legislature seize the opportunity to make radical change.