Our Policies

The state chapter of a national organization, we seek to promote great educational opportunities and achievement for all Connecticut students by increasing equity, protecting civil rights, and strengthening the social safety net.​ 

Resource Equity

We believe that every child should receive an adequate and equitable allocation of resources to meet his or her unique needs. Unfortunately in too many Connecticut districts, a student’s zip-code dictates the quality of education they receive. We support policy efforts designed to give students fair access to high-quality educational experiences and opportunities.

Teacher Quality & Preparation

We believe that good teachers are the backbone of a high-quality education. Because teacher quality is the number one in-school influence on student achievement, we support policies that promote innovation and reform in the teacher preparation space so that more students receive the high-quality education they deserve.

Accountability

We believe that a strong accountability system, based on objective data and analysis, is an essential component of a high-quality and equitable education system. We support policies that allow families, educators, researchers to monitor school and district performance, narrow achievement gaps, and ensure our kids graduate college and career ready.

Public School Choice

For affluent families with the necessary resources and influence, school choice already exists. We believe that parents deserve the right to select among an array of free public school options — including district, magnet, and public charter schools — to ensure equity in opportunity and transparency around results.

Higher Ed Quality & Affordability

We believe that college access and success should extend equitably to all students. As it stands, however, students from low-income families and students of color suffer from both a lack of access to quality institutions of higher education, and once admitted, low levels of degree completion. We therefore support policies to improve student access and success in the higher-ed space.

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