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Pryor won’t stay for second term

Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor (Christine Stuart file photo)
Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor (Christine Stuart file photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. – If Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wins re-election, controversial Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor will not be part of the package, the administration announced Monday.

According to a press release, Pryor does not plan to serve for a second term and is “actively seeking new professional opportunities.”

“Commissioner Pryor has worked hard and well on behalf of Connecticut students,” Malloy said in a statement. “In the three years he’s led the department, we’ve taken tremendous steps forward to improve education, with a particular focus on the districts that have long needed the most help. We needed someone who could act as a change agent, and Stefan fulfilled that role admirably.”

Malloy appointed Pryor after taking office in 2011. His background as the co-founder of the New Haven public charter school, the Amistad Academy, made him a controversial choice with the state teacher unions.

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One response to “Pryor won’t stay for second term”

  1. One and Done

    Must be nice. Put the taxpayers on the hook for billions upon billions in common core expenses. Then get yourself a nice fat job working for a common core vendor.

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