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 Resignation of Connecticut Education Department Chief

Melodie Peters, president of AFT Connecticut, made the following remarks on the announcement today by the Malloy-Wyman Administration that the State Department of Education's commissioner would not serve a second term:

"Pensionomics 2014:" Retirement Security is Good for the Economy

A new economic analysis from the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) finds that defined benefit (DB) pensions have a significant impact: 6.2 million American jobs and $943 billion in economic output. In Connecticut alone, the study finds that each taxpayer dollar invested in state and local plans supports $3.99 in total economic activity -- an overall economic impact of $6.6 billion.
Click here for a two-page summary of the study's key findings for Connecticut.

Campbell Brown's Real Intent

Last Monday, former journalist Campbell Brown announced a lawsuit in New York that is going after teachers' job protections by trying to eliminate due process rights across the country. She has been making the rounds in the media selling the same "blame teachers" line we've heard from Michelle Rhee and right-wing politicians for years. Today on MSNC's "Morning Joe" we pushed back against Brown's attacks on teachers and addressed the real issues facing our public education system.
Click here to watch the clip from "Morning Joe."

Teachers Need Your Tweets

There's an important conversation happening Thursday night, and we need your help - and your tweets - to make sure the right questions are asked. Former journalist Campbell Brown is going on "The Colbert Report" to spin a new lawsuit she's pushing in New York state. It's a copycat of Vergara v. California, and it would strip New York's teachers of key job protections like due process. 
We need to make sure Campbell Brown doesn’t get a free pass from the press. We’re launching #Questions4Campbell to make sure our voices are heard every time she makes an appearance.
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