Malloy Town Hall Meeting Tonight at Shiloh Baptist

The NAACP is hosting the governor, who will speak about the Education Reform Bill.


Editor's Note: Middletown Patch will be covering tonight's visit by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Check back later this evening for full details.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is coming to Middletown from 6:30 to 9 p.m. to discuss his at , 346 Butternut St. The town hall meeting is sponsored by the Connecticut State Conference of NAACP and Middlesex County NAACP.

In January, The state’s Board of Education aimed at boosting school success in Connecticut, and is announcing several new “leadership roles” within the Department of Education to help carry out the education reform goals of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

One of the main elements of Malloy’s plan involves reforming schools to allow incentives for the best teachers, to restructure tenure so that it has to be continually earned and to provide more money to troubled schools.

, 80 percent would go to the worst districts. In order for the schools to get the money, districts would have to “embrace key reforms,” with tenure changes being one of them.

“We cannot and will not fix what’s broken in our schools by scapegoating teachers," Malloy said. "But nor can we fix it if we do not have the ability to remove teachers who don’t perform well in the classroom in a timely fashion,” he said. “In this new system, tenure will be a privilege, not a right. It will be earned and retained through effective teaching, not by counting years of service.”

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jane April 02, 2012 at 08:21 PM
Ask him how his reform effects special needs children- As we move from CMT to core curriculums- How does that impact special education. Does he intend to bring jobs to Connecticut for the children who won't be college ready with this curriculum change. Will we be receiving federally dollars to change the educational system?
Harry March 10, 2013 at 04:28 AM
He's destroying CT. The WORST Governor we have EVER seen
Gas Man March 10, 2013 at 06:15 AM
Durrppp Eeee Durrrrrr!


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