Education Rally

From Nancy Peck; SWEA Vice President,

I am reaching out with an important issue: The over testing of our students.  CEA has organized a rally to let legislators know that we would like more teaching time with our students.  John and I are asking you to really push the membership in each of your buildings to sign up and join us on May 12 at the capitol. We also ask for the executive board, committee chairs and building reps to lead by example by participating.

Here’s what needs to be done:

1. Teachers sign up online at

2. Report to John on May 11your interest so we have adequate transportation.

Below is the information right from the CEA website.

Let me know if you have any questions.


Be Advocates for Your Students. Participate in Our Education Rally on May 12, 5:00 PM

Join your teaching colleagues on the North Lawn of the State Capitol Building in Hartford on Tuesday, May 12. Your activism is needed to tell lawmakers that Raised Bill No. 1095 – An Act Concerning Student Assessments, must be amended to ensure less testing, more learning for your students.

Connecticut lawmakers should eliminate the burdensome SBAC test and create an improved system of school accountability that is not unduly tied to one arbitrary test score.