Malloy\’s Monday Morning: Good News, Bad News

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\"\"Gov. Dannel Malloy is in Washington this morning touting Connecticut\’s participation in a promising new program that will extend the public school day in Meriden, New London and East Hartford. Back home, state Comptroller Kevin Lembo — rapidly emerging from the ranks \"\"of obscure government officials –  will be issuing another update on the state\’s projected deficit. The longer school day, as much as 300 additional hours for students in low-performing schools, will bring new national attention to Gov. Malloy\’s efforts to revive school reform efforts in Connecticut. Lembo\’s deficit news almost certainly will mean predictions of more red ink, which could make it more difficult to full-fund the menu of school reforms approved by the General Assembly this year.

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6 thoughts on “Malloy\’s Monday Morning: Good News, Bad News

  1. Kim

    If they were really interesting in ‘reforming’ school, they would address disbanding the DOE, dumping the unions, and keeping education local. Let’s put some commonsense into school funding and the actual education of students instead of the enriching of state employees.

    more kicking the can down the road – lipstick on a pig.

    Malloy has apparently learned from BHO that constant traveling is the way to get things done.

  2. Da Troof

    Let me get this straight: if we spend ALOT of money on schools, education gets better. That’s why we’re, what, 30th in the world on education, right?

    Continue to keep voting liberals with their big spending ideas at your peril. The ship of fools has sprung multiple leaks.

    1. Kim

      Hey, but at least the state employees are comfortable; financially better off than the taxpayers who support them; able to retire with excellent medical and other percs while they’re still young enough to have a long, fruitful, happy life; and performing above and beyond the call of duty during their short work lives.

      I don’t think they’re paying their ‘fair share’ and should be included in the group known as ‘the 1%’ for taxation purposes. But, they’ll simply ‘negotiate’ another raise to cover the extra costs so we can’ really win now can we?

      1. Kim

        and I forgot – they’re secure in their jobs as well. What a great life it must be for the priviliged who lord over us so fairly

  3. How many? That many?

    The real problem with schools is the families of the students. Think back to circa 1950′s, early 60′s….intact, two-parent families, moms at home to supervise that children were home and doing homework…..look at families these days….either on welfare and putting out babies with different fathers or two-parent families working constantly to afford the big house….either way, child care suffers. Don’t blame the teachers…..back when life was logical the teachers were allowed to teach..now they are involved in the child-rearing…..it is our society that is broken, our values….throw billions more at our current problems and you have the same problems and billions less in our coffers. This extended school day is rubbish. In many cities the problem is truism….the jus just isn’t at school many days. Do I have any faith our problems will be solved? Not until we admit what our real problems are and man, the Emperor just has no clothes.

    1. Kim

      does that mean you’re ready to admit that part of the problem is liberal ideology that has changed the teachers’ role from that of teaching to that of focusing on the self esteem of the children?

      Or the liberal idealogy that has increased the power of the teachers’ unions and turned them into indoctrination centers answerable to virtually no one?

      Or the liberal/union idealogy that allows the worst to remain instead of being weeded out of the teaching staff?

      There’s no doubt that parental involvement is critical, but let’s admit that there’s more to admit to than just ‘society is broken’

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