The failure of Connecticut’s bill to ban single-use plastic items means we must lobby to pass legislation on the federal level.
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Current mental health proposals fail to boost vital community services
Connecticut legislators are rightly prioritizing children’s mental health this session, but they are still short-changing community nonprofits.
The rise in youth overdose fatalities calls for antidote in all schools
Connecticut must invest money to ensure all schools have access to lifesaving naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal medication.
Connecticut cannot afford costly carceral health disparities
The current self-regulated system of healthcare inside Connecticut’s prisons repeatedly fails incarcerated men and women both during their incarceration and after their release. Reform and oversight will save lives and money.
Connecticut cannot make the same mistake twice. Ban noncompete agreements.
Banning noncompete agreements would improve the quality of life for workers while ensuring an equitable balance of power between bosses and workers.
Fairfield University must say Black lives matter
Fairfield University must act, not just speak empty words, to support Black students, faculty, and staff to create a safe and welcoming environment.
More education of prisoners would reduce recidivism tremendously
Denying incarcerated people an education directly contributes to systemic racism.
All colleges should have test-optional admissions policies
I’m a student who went the test-optional route when applying to college. It opened a lot of doors for me.
Adultification bias: Where race and gender collide
The adultification of Black girls is a manifestation of anti-Blackness and stereotyping, and has found its way into our schools.
Why Connecticut public schools should teach history of Asian Americans
By including Asian-American history along with Black and Latino studies programs, Asian Americans can be more correctly represented and acknowledged.
The perfect cover to continue creating racists: debate over Critical Race Theory
Guilford is probably not the first place you might expect to become a hot spot of Critical Race Theory controversy.
How counseling can combat criminalization of students
Black students receive harsher punishment than white students in educational settings, indicating that racism is embedded in our school systems.
Connecticut’s special education programs need more resources
Connecticut schools should provide more resources and support for special education programs.
Immigrant children should have free access to legal counsel in removal proceedings
Connecticut has a responsibility to maintain an immigration system that will due process for all residents, regardless of citizenship status.
The monetary importance of ensuring affordable public childcare
Did you ever think you would see a time when childcare costs twice as much as a mortgage?” Me either.