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Letter: Slossberg Puts Children Before Politics

Senator Gayle Slossberg puts children before politics. She understands the need to focus on learning, not testing, and makes the tough decisions necessary to improve public education for every student in Connecticut. As the co-chair of the legislature’s Education Committee, Sen. Slossberg was instrumental in reducing testing for 11th grade students by requiring Connecticut to replace the widely criticized SBAC test with the nationally recognized SAT college entry exam. She also fights to protect student privacy, delink the high-stakes SBAC test from teacher evaluations, and identify better tools for evaluating Connecticut’s teachers—tools that are valid, fair, and reliable.

Sen. Slossberg respects teachers as professionals and understands the importance of partnering with educators and parents to improve student achievement. We know she will continue to stand up for Connecticut’s students and families and make the decisions necessary to improve public education. For all these reasons and more, she deserves our support on November 8.

CEA President Sheila Cohen

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