AFT Connecticut represents PreK-12 teachers in school districts across Connecticut. AFT Connecticut is a proponent for teachers and education at the local level in our members' school districts and in the state legislature. From contract negotiations to student testing to pensions, AFT Connecticut works to protect teacher rights and provide professional support for members teaching in public schools.


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Comments on Creation of Task Force with Classroom Educators to Review Common Core

Melodie Peters, president of AFT Connecticut, made the following remarks on the executive order signed today by Governor Dannel P. Malloy creating the Educators' Common Core Implementation Taskforce to review and make recommendations on improving implementation of new teaching standards:
 

Comments on Legislators' Petition to Raise Education Bills

Melodie Peters, president of AFT Connecticut, made the following remarks on the petition today by the Republican Caucus of the General Assembly's House of Representatives to raise bills that address implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the state's new teacher evaluation program:
 
 

Tell the Hartford BOE: Vote No on TFA's Costly Finders Fee

Hartford's Board of Education is expected to vote Monday night on whether to renew a recruiting contract with Teach for America (TFA) worth nearly three quarters of a million dollars. 
 
Is this really the best use of the city's limited education resources?
 

Comments on Governor Malloy's Proposed Tax Cuts for Retired Teachers

Stephen McKeever, first vice-president of AFT Connecticut, made the following remarks on the plan announced today by Governor Dannel P. Malloy to phase-in over a two-year period an exemption of 50% of teachers' pensions from state income taxes:
 
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