News Update

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

The Connecticut board of education has approved a controversial school-reform package that would move the state to a performance-based education system.

The 43-member Commission on Educational Excellence for Connecticut developed the proposal, which must be approved by the legislature.

Created by lawmakers in 1992, the panel has recommended setting standards for all K-12 students and requiring all schools to set up site-based councils to oversee budget, instruction, and staffing decisions.

Some state residents have criticized the reform plan for "dumbing down'' the curriculum and creating a new layer of bureaucracy.

In addition, the state teachers' unions have said the plan--which suggests changes in teacher tenure and certification--puts too much emphasis on teacher accountability. (See Education Week, Feb. 16, 1994.)

Vol. 13, Issue 25

Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories