Connecticut, Middletown Teachers Back Lesser
State Representative Matt Lesser has been endorsed for re-election by the Middletown Federation of Teachers, the American Federation of Teachers and the Connecticut Education Association.
“Matt Lesser has proven through his work on the Education Committee that he is committed to improving education in our state in ways that make sense for all stakeholders,” said Steve McKeever, president of the Middletown Federation of Teachers.
Lesser, a member of the Education Committee, helped negotiate Connecticut's historic 2012 education reforms. The legislation increases state funding, addresses the achievement gap and expands family resource centers for Middletown Schools.
Lesser secured $800,000 to help close Middletown's achievement gap and funding for the Bielefield School Family School Connection, the MacDonough School Family Resource Center, the Farm Hill School Family Resource Center, Middletown High's Vocational Agriculture Program and Vinal Tech. Lesser helped secure funding for new school based health centers, more funding for Middletown for children who attend out of town Magnet Schools and other important programs.
"As a teacher and a Middletown resident I am proud to support Matt Lesser and his strong advocacy for education and teachers. Matt was a wonderful resource when things were tense this spring -- Matt has our back." teacher and Middletown resident Thom Pattavina added.