Friday, May 17, 2024


Staples Teachers ‘Blackout’ to Protest Ed Reform Bill Image
Thirty teachers at Westport’s Staples High School gathered for a photo in their “blackout” T-shirts Thursday which they wore to protest Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s education reform bill. The Staples Inklings newspaper said they came together by wearing black in order to show their solidarity, and to encourage others to learn about the bill.  They say the legislation will require teachers to “teach to the test” with resulting scores used to evaluate each teacher. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

2 thoughts on “Staples Teachers ‘Blackout’ to Protest Ed Reform Bill

  1. What a creative idea. I fully support both the reason and the method of their protest.  May their message be a wake-up call- and receive their hoped for attention.

  2. Suburban schools that are already excellent stand to be hurt substantially be this bill. Imagine a scenario where teachers who teach different electives in junior and senior year suddenly find themselves competing against each other. The electives that address the needs of lower achieving students will not attract teachers and will be dropped.

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