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Democratic lawmakers criticize Foley’s education policies; Foley defends market approach

House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz and Rep. Andrew Fleischmann. (Hugh McQuaid photo)
House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz and Rep. Andrew Fleischmann. (Hugh McQuaid photo)
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Legislative Democrats mocked a set of education policies outlined by Tom Foley, saying the Republican governor candidate has failed to provide substantive proposals.

The lawmakers staged a press conference Wednesday on the steps of the state Capitol to rebut a recent television ad by Foley, the Republican challenger to Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. In the ad, Foley says he has a “plan for making every school in Connecticut great.”

“Five bullet points—that’s a postcard. That’s not a plan,” Rep. Andrew Fleischmann, co-chairman of the legislature’s Education Committee, said.

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3 responses to “Democratic lawmakers criticize Foley’s education policies; Foley defends market approach”

  1. Mike Lyons

    Fleischmann is the man who arrogantly and rudely dismissed the concerns of Norwalkers – Republican and Democrat alike – who went to Hartford to ask for relief from the grossly unfair ECS formula that he and his buddies have maintained for years. He likes the current ECS, of course, since his town (West Hartford), though much wealthier than Norwalk, gets far more money in state aid than Norwalk does. He is the last person who should lecture anyone about “rhetoric with absolutely no substance”.

  2. anon

    House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowiz job is a Union Representative.

    http://www.cbia.com/ga/CT_Rep_Joe_Aresimowicz/-N510015

  3. John Hamlin

    The Democratic legislators control the state and have to take responsibility for the state of education — what do they intend to do to fix it?

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