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Michael Byrne

  • Tell state officials: Don’t appeal CCJEF ruling

    An open letter to the members of the Parent Teacher Organization Council (PTOC): As many of you know, the Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding (CCJEF) vs. Rell lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Connecticut’s system of education funding was decided this week. Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher determined that the State has violated the…

  • Heed the words of FDR when it comes to school funding

    To the Editor: This is an open letter to the mayor and Common Council. Dear Mayor Rilling and Members of the Common Council, It is at this time of year I am reminded of the sage words of Franklin Delano Roosevelt who asserted, “school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to…

  • Hartford hearing officer sides with Mosby in FOI complaint drama

    Updated, 7:35 p.m., videos of the hearings added NORWALK, Conn. — The public has no right to the “evidence” collected by Board of Education member Shirley Mosby in support of her allegation of racism on the Board, a Freedom of Information Commission hearing officer said Monday. “I don’t think she filed a complaint with the…