A master plan on education is a great first step

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Recently, the state’s Achievement Gap Task Force met to hear testimony on its draft Master Plan to ensure that every single child regardless of race, income or ZIP code gets a high-quality education.

The development of a comprehensive plan is an important step for Connecticut because, today, fewer than half of kids in Connecticut can read at grade level. In some cities, one-third of students never graduate high school.

We can and must improve these outcomes so that our children get the education they need to be ready for the jobs of tomorrow, and so that Connecticut is a place where people want to live, work, and companies want to invest and hire.

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