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Malloy boosts education funding, defends Pryor’s decision to leave

Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (Hugh McQuaid photo)
Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (Hugh McQuaid photo)

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – Standing with his outgoing education commissioner, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday new funding for troubled school districts participating in a state-run improvement program.

Malloy and Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor said the state would spend about $133 million more this year on 30 troubled school districts than the state spent on those same districts prior to the passage of Malloy’s 2012 education reform bill. This year’s funding level represents about $45 million increase over last year’s funding.

“It is proof that we are making the kind of progress that we promised we would make when we undertook educational reform just a few years ago,” Malloy said at a Thursday press conference held inside a New Britain middle school.

See the complete story at CT News Junkie.

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One response to “Malloy boosts education funding, defends Pryor’s decision to leave”

  1. Suzanne

    As mentioned in the CT News Junkie thread, this additional sum to Education is “magic” as in, where is this money coming from during CT’s financial crisis? Malloy just keeps giving it out, we receive bogus numbers from his Comptroller about a “surplus” while, at the same time, we are told we will have a $167 billion dollar deficit NEXT YEAR. This is hypocrisy. This is dirty politics. This is do anything to get elected grandstanding. I will not vote for Foley but Malloy, sending us down this disastrous fiscal path, does not get my vote either. He must think we all live in Never, Neverland with mothballs instead of candy canes stuck in our heads.

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