Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is no friend to public education. As education historian Diane Ravitch notes in December 2013:
Malloy has abandoned his commitment to equality of education opportunity and now relies on high-stakes testing, evaluation of teachers by test scores, and ample funding to charter schools as the reforms that can take the place of equitable funding.
He even appointed a co-founder of the state’s leading charter chain as his state commissioner of education.
In his re-election campaign, Governor Malloy can count on the financial support of some of the wealthiest equity investors in the nation, who live in sheltered enclaves in places like Greenwich and Darien and support charter advocacy organization like ConnCAN.
Since Malloy introduced the most anti-teacher, anti-union education reform bill of any Democratic governor in the nation, the corporate reform…
View original post 1,620 more words