Union Blasts Malloy Appointment To State BOE

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Gov. Dannel Malloy has nominated a parent activist and employee of a charter school for the state board of education.

\"andreaUnion leaders are crying foul:

\”It is extremely disappointing that the governor would appoint a person so into charter schools as she is,\” said Andrea Johnson, president of the Hartford Federation of Teachers. \”It\’s just a slap in the face of every public school teacher. It\’s terrible.\”

Business leaders, retired teachers and even wrestling entertainment company executives are routinely nominated for the state Board of Education. But the the appointment of Andrea Comer has attracted national scorn because she\’s a parent who works for a group of Hartford charters.

In a blog post, national school activist Diane Ravitch indicts Comer because she works for Jumoke Academy in Hartford and because she once wanted to keep her child in Windsor schools after she moved to Hartford.

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4 thoughts on “Union Blasts Malloy Appointment To State BOE

  1. enness

    Wow, can we say bitter? Education is education. And I’d love to hear them explain why they’d yank their own kids away from everything familiar in the middle of the year.

  2. SAM

    Is she actually qualified to do the job? That should be the only issue here not where her kid goes to school. Scott could be right here.

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