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Reimagining School Finance in Connecticut

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ONE FUTURE

ABOUT US

"As we defined our values, we never lost focus of our main goal—putting students first."

Patty Ovalles, bilingual kindergarten teacher, Strong 21st Century Communications Magnet School and Laboratory, New Haven Public Schools

WHAT IS E4E CONNECTICUT?

We are a teacher-led nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that the voices of Connecticut classroom teachers are included in the decisions that impact our profession and our students.

WHAT DOES E4E-CT DO?

WHAT IS AN E4E-CT TEACHER POLICY TEAM?

An E4E-CT Teacher Policy Team is composed of 15-20 teachers interested in writing and advocating on an issue affecting the teacher profession and student outcomes in their district.

WHAT DO E4E-CT TEACHER POLICY TEAMS DO?

These teams of teachers spend weeks researching, sharing their expertise, and writing recommendations grounded in their classroom experience on their chosen education issue. The team members then work with fellow teachers to discuss, refine and advocate for these recommendations. E4E-CT Teacher Policy Teams have worked to improve school climate and discipline in New Haven, to support unique student populations in Hartford, and to enrich professional development in Bridgeport.

HOW WAS THE E4E-CT TEACHER POLICY TEAM FORMED?

E4E-CT staff convened over a dozen focus groups with classroom teachers from public schools across the state to gauge the importance of school finance as a policy issue. School finance emerged as one of the most critical issues in those conversations. Fifteen teachers from across our state who are deeply committed to improving school funding in our state worked together on the 2016 E4E-CT Teacher Policy Team on School Finance.

“Parents, teachers, citizens, students should all care about the issues surrounding Connecticut school funding because it impacts all of us across the state...This is impacting our future."

Cindy J. Cadet, children's author, community partner and parent advocate

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