November 21, 2014
by Suzanne Bates | November 21, 2014 10:00am
The early childhood lobby wants you to believe that getting children in school a year earlier is going to lead to big educational gains for our schoolchildren — especially our economically disadvantaged schoolchildren — but the research does not support that claim.
Tags: early childhood education, opinion, Suzanne Bates, dh
by Susan Bigelow | November 21, 2014 8:00am
If you live in Connecticut you live with — and surprisingly close to — state borders. In fact, no matter where you go in our state, you’re never more than about 50 miles away from either New York, Massachusetts, or Rhode Island. So why do we continually treat the state lines as if they’re the edge of the world?
Tags: New York, Massachusetts, commuter rail, Rhode Island, regionalism, Susan Bigelow, dh
by Terry D. Cowgill | November 21, 2014 5:30am
It’s breathtaking the extent to which candidates for office will go to hide bad news. In Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s case, it’s not immediately clear whether, in advance of his re-election this month, he deliberately hid from view a projected budget deficit of almost $100 million, but the timing is certainly convenient.
November 17, 2014
by Barth Keck | November 17, 2014 12:15pm
November 14, 2014
by Camden Archambeau | November 14, 2014 2:16pm
EDITOR’S NOTE: Introducing Camden Archambeau, a 13-year-old student writer and thinker in Sarah Darer Littman’s essay class at the Writopia Lab.
In the wake of the shooting tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 26 people were killed by Adam Lanza, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy formed a commission to review and reform policy regarding public safety, especially on school safety, gun violence, and mental health.
by Susan Bigelow | November 14, 2014 8:25am
On a night where Democrats got tossed out of Congress all over the country, Connecticut’s five Democrats held firm. How did that happen, and can Republicans ever hope to win a Connecticut congressional seat again?
by Terry D. Cowgill | November 14, 2014 5:30am
In the face of a national Republican landslide that punished incumbents in the midterm elections, Connecticut stayed true to its nickname.
At least in the executive branch, the Land Steady of Habits bucked the trend that made life miserable for Democrats. We returned an unpopular incumbent Democratic governor to office and re-elected every constitutional officer and member of Congress — all of whom were Democrats. What Republican wave, you ask?
November 13, 2014
by John Lucarelli | November 13, 2014 12:12pm
Republicans need not be disappointed in the outcome of this past local election. After major defeats in all levels of government again, it is time for a new chapter of Republicanism in the state of Connecticut. A time to reflect on what we have learned and truly embrace the philosophical change for which we have been searching for the better part of a decade.
November 12, 2014
by Jennifer Alexander | November 12, 2014 5:30am
Our state’s recent gubernatorial contest rightly featured a robust back and forth over the health and funding of Connecticut’s K-12 education system. As a parent and education advocate, I could not be happier to see these issues on full display, because I know how important great schools are to the civic and economic future of our state.
November 11, 2014
by Cheri Quickmire | November 11, 2014 5:30am
Re: Suzanne Bates’ op-ed, “Connecticut’s Publicly Funded Campaign Finance System is a Joke”
There is one thing we agree with Suzanne Bates from the Yankee Institute about, “money gets into politics — to influence.”