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Teachers Unions

Mar 7, 2012

Connecticut teachers have been feeling under fire since Governor Malloy announced a sweeping new education plan.

Among the many points in his 163-page plan that’s now being debated by the legislature is a provision to change the rules on teacher tenure.

Malloy says that unions have already agreed to a deal that would tie student performance to teacher evaluations – but they’re cool to the Governor’s tenure plan.

Last night at yet another education forum - this time in West Hartford - faced a room full of teachers - with questions about what his proposals might mean for them.  

Today, where we live, Mary Loftus-Levine and Sharon Palmer, the heads of the state’s two major teacher’s unions, join us in studio to lay out their goals for education reform, and to answer questions about teacher quality and educational achievement.