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Mar 292012
 

REd APPLES is  proud to be closely aligned and affiliated with two of the  six organizations (ConnCAN and Connecticut Council For Education Reform)  that released the following statement regarding  their disappointment over the modified version of Senate Bill 24 that passed in  the Education Committee on Monday.   We are pleased that our Norwalk Representative, Gail Lavielle  also expressed her dissatisfaction with the watered down bill, and as a result voted against it in Committee. 

The new version of the bill diminishes the ability to intervene in low performing schools and postpones administration and teacher evaluation models.  We completely acknowledge  and accept the critical role of  parent responsibility in a child’s educational success, BUT  we also want to draw attention to a flaw that has developed over the years in education; whereby we see virtually no credible accountability measures in place for  evaluating the competency or effectiveness of staff, in the classroom or school building, once  hired into a  district.   Ineffective staff,  get shuffled around  until they retire and/or staff that could benefit from ongoing professional development do not get it.  When compared to any other sector in society,  private or public, this just seems wrong.  While 85-90% of educational staff  are effective in their performance, there still exists a significant percentage of staff that are not.  These staff (both administrative and classroom) may be having no impact or even an adverse impact on a child’s future performance in the so-called three R’s of reading, writing or arithemetic.  Other consequences of an ineffective evaluation process, includes the ongoing impact  of low moral, on an overall building,  when an employee’s poor performance is not appropriately documented and subsequently handled.

Below is the joint press release  regarding the handling of Senate Bill 24:

HARTFORD—Six education and business groups* today came together to express disappointment over the modified version of Senate Bill 24 that passed the Education Committee on Monday and the process by which it was negotiated. Here is their statement:

The new version of S.B. 24 fails to move forward with several of the bold proposals Governor Malloy put forth, and it signals a lack of urgency to fix the fundamental issues that plague Connecticut’s public school system.

The process by which changes to this bill were negotiated excluded the voices of Superintendents, Boards of Education, principals, parents, community leaders, and students. The result is a bill that reflects compromises that appear to be brought on by pressure from the teachers unions.

In this process, the Education Committee watered down or delayed many of the important reforms originally proposed. As it is now written, this bill will not bring about the reforms Connecticut’s students need. Next week, our organizations will convene to issue a formal statement and analysis that outlines our specific concerns about the current version of the bill.

We are hopeful that bipartisan legislative leaders, committed to providing all students a high-quality educational program, will involve all stakeholders during the next phase of this legislative process, and will work in partnership with Governor Malloy and Education Commissioner Pryor to return the tenets of bold reform to this bill. Collectively, we must get this right for Connecticut’s children.

 

* The groups are: Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS), the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE), the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS), the Connecticut Council for Education Reform (CCER), the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA), and the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN).

Contacts: 

Joe Cirasuolo, CAPSS

jcirasuolo@capss.org

Robert Rader, CABE

rrader@cabe.org

Karissa Niehoff, CAS

kniehoff@casciac.org

Patrick Riccards, ConnCAN

patrick.riccards@conncan.org

Rae Ann Knopf, CCER

Raeann.knopf@ctedreform.org

Louis Bach, CBIA

Louis.Bach@cbia.com

 

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