Torrington Middle School teacher Alana Crosby accepts the Human and Civil Rights Commission's Gandhi-Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Outstanding Curriculum at the May 2019 CEA-Representative Assembly, at Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort, May 10, 2019.
TEA has invited Representatives Michelle Cook, Jay Case, and Maria Horn along with Senators Kevin Witkos and Craig Miner to meet with Torrington Teachers on February 28th (a Thursday) at 4:15 at Torringford.
Please let Melissa or me know if you plan on attending this meeting and we will forward that information to Carrie Phillips and Michael McCotter. Carrie wants to ensure we have a good size group of teachers attending.
Your voice can make a critical difference in making our classrooms safe places to learn and teach.
Classroom safety and disruptive behavior from students are major problems in our schools but legislators aren’t aware of what’s happening in your classrooms. They need to hear your stories.
The legislature’s Education Committee has just announced that it is holding a public hearing on Friday, February 22, on HB 7110 which would address this incredibly important issue.
Click here to submit written testimony on teacher assault and get suggestions on what to include in your letter.
With a new legislature, we need to educate our lawmakers on the issue again this year. We’re pushing back stronger than ever and asking you to stand up for safe schools. Even if you were one of the many who submitted your story last year, we need you to do it again.
CEA is making it easy for you to submit written testimony to the legislature—no need to take time off and travel to the Capitol. Please take a few minutes to write a paragraph or two (or more if you have time) and in your own words and experience, discuss why classroom safety and disruptive behavior is a major problem that must be addressed.
Submit your written testimony HERE. -Connecticut Education Association
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