HAMDEN — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy apologized to Yvonne Akpalu because his proposed two-year budget doesn’t contain as much on education reform as he’d like writes Ann DeMatteo.
But responding to Akpalu’s question about reducing costs for remedial education at the college level and making high schools more accountable, Malloy said he believes every high school junior should be tested in reading, writing and math, and if they fail to meet standards, then their senior-year curriculum should be designed around the necessary remediations.
“If a student goes to college and has to take remedial courses he’s far less likely to get a degree. We as a state need to do substantially better”, said Malloy, whose talk before 170 people promoted his proposed budget and laid out a framework for state improvements.
“Lunch with the Governor” was the title of the program presented Tuesday by the Hamden Chamber of Commerce at Cascade banquet hall on Sherman Avenue. Southern Connecticut State University and Whitney Center sponsored the event. Connecticut, said Governor Malloy, has failed to grow jobs and has continued to rely on property taxes for things like education funding. Watch this video to learn more. Read Full Article by Ann DeMatteo at the New Haven Register