State NAACP Holds Town Hall Meeting on Education Reform

NAACP State Conference President Scot X. Esdaile will join Gov. Dannel P. Malloy  for a town hall meeting on SB24, Malloy’s Education Reform Bill. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Walsh Elementary School, 55 Dikeman Street.
“There have been a number of conversations about the Governor’s bill, which aims to address the State’s shameful achievement gap,” State Conference President Scot X. Esdaile said. “Whiel the NAACP has concerns about certain aspects of the bill, I am dismayed that  the conversation seems to have shifted from what’s in the best interests of children to how to best protect adults and who or what is to blame. This issue is far too important to let divisiveness and politics prevent meaningful change for Connecticut students.”
The Governor’s education reform bill is based on six principles: enhancing families’ access to early childhood education; supporting low-performing schools; expanding the availability of high-performing school models; removing barriers to success; developing teachers and principals; and delivering additional resources to districts that embrace reform. The full text of the bill can be found via the following link: http://www.cga.ct.gov/2012/TOB/S/2012SB-00024-R00-SB.htm
For more information on the town hall meeting and to secure media access, call (860) 523-9962.