CEA, Teachers, Students, Parents, and Municipalities Take the State to Court to Prevent $557 Million in Education Funding Cuts

CEA, Teachers, Students, Parents, and Municipalities Take the State to Court to Prevent $557 Million in Education Funding Cuts Lawsuit filed in Hartford Superior Court says executive order violates state law


Read the Press Release Here



Teachers and the Law Workshop

This Thursday, April 21st, WHEA will host Melanie Kolek from the CEA Legal Team. This will be at the Sedgwick multi purpose room from 4 – 6. Parking is available in the Wardwell Rd. lot. Enter through the doors off of the courtyard. The MPR is the first room on the left

Thursday, April 21, 2016, 4-6 P.M. at Sedgwick Middle School

I’ve invited you to fill out the form Teachers and Law Workshop RSVP. To fill it out, visit:

Testimony Education Bills

Dear Fellow Educators
If you would like to see some of the highlights of yesterday’s 10 hours of testimony on various education bills, you can go to this link:
A few that you may want to skip to:
  • Sheila Cohen CEA President and Mark Waxenburg Executive Director of CEA:   6:32
  • Tom Scarice   Superintendent of Madison Schools and outspoken advocate of teachers and authentic learning   7:42
  • Ted Goerner:  9:45
  • Don Williams  Deputy Director of Policy for CEA       9:54
  • Jacob Werblow   CCSU Professor, WeHa Parent, and expert on school funding reform…..10:10

Case Update: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association


Case Update: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association

Union fees in jeopardy: In Plain English<http://scotusblog.us7.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=0c05b0842a082a00aa39f4d77&id=8dfd3db82e&e=6ae2c04c39>

For nearly forty years, it has been settled that, although public employees who don’t join a union cannot be required to pay for the union’s political activities, they can be charged an “agency” or “fair share” fee to pay for other costs that the union incurs – for example, for collective bargaining. After over an hour of oral arguments today, public-employee unions are likely very nervous, as the Court’s more conservative Justices appeared ready to overrule the Court’s 1977 decision in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education<http://scotusblog.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0c05b0842a082a00aa39f4d77&id=ffedc43337&e=6ae2c04c39> and strike down the fees. Let’s talk about Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association<http://scotusblog.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0c05b0842a082a00aa39f4d77&id=79d08cda0e&e=6ae2c04c39> in Plain English.
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