July 28, 2014
by Susan Bigelow | July 28, 2014 1:01pm
July 25, 2014
by Susan Bigelow | July 25, 2014 11:00am
by Sarah Darer Littman | July 25, 2014 10:00am
Another week, and another education scandal here in the Nutmeg State. The FBI served subpoenas on charter school operator FUSE last Friday morning, and shortly after their visit Hartford Courant reporters found the receptionist shredding documents. “Asked what was being shredded, she said the documents were associated with the state-subsidized Jumoke charter schools.” Obstruction of justice, anyone?
Meanwhile, after the notoriously opaque state Department of Education declined to issue reporters a copy of their own FBI-issued subpoena, the Courant received this statement Monday from Department of Education spokeswoman Kelly Donnelly: “We have been assured that the department is not a subject of this investigation.” Okay then. That’s clear.
by Terry D. Cowgill | July 25, 2014 5:30am
Few things are certain in life, or so the saying goes, beyond death and taxes. But I’ve found another truism you can take to the bank. The office of the lieutenant governor should be dismantled, abolished, and dispatched by voters to where it belongs: in the dustbin of Connecticut’s sordid political history.
Tags: lieutenant governor, Nancy Wyman, Jodi Rell, abolish, terry cowgill, dh
July 23, 2014
by Bill Finch | July 23, 2014 8:38am
I’m a proud father of four kids. So when the doctor asks for our family medical history, why does the government keep that information locked away? I may be the mayor of our state’s largest city, but because of outdated laws, I’m just another adoptee who is treated as a second-class citizen.
July 22, 2014
by Barth Keck | July 22, 2014 11:00am
Schools are broken. We have to fix them. What can we possibly do?
Well, the fundamental job of schools is performed by teachers. So teachers must be the problem. Let’s fix the teachers.
July 21, 2014
by Valerie Dugan | July 21, 2014 10:00am
July 18, 2014
by Brian O'Shaughnessy | July 18, 2014 2:40pm
by Suzanne Bates | July 18, 2014 1:00pm
by Susan Bigelow | July 18, 2014 8:22am
Stop me if you’ve seen this political ad before: Dark skies threaten, ominous music plays, and a picture of an opponent with the label “career politician” or “insider” appears. But then the scene shifts to the healthy blue-sky outdoors, we hear happy music, and we see our candidate, an “outsider” who will clean up politics in the corrupt, decadent capital.
It’s a tired, worn-out message, and yet some version of this ad gets made dozens of times per election cycle.