Gov. Dannel Malloy was reportedly at ’s Monday to talk to teachers and administrators about his for state , including a to increase term limits for .
According to a report in the CT Post, local teachers' union President Bruce Le Vine Mellion was at the school to greet the governor — but rather than engaging him in a discussion about the tenure proposal, he “simply handed Malloy an eight-page report saying unfocused, disruptive and out-of-control elementary students are making it hard for educators to do their jobs." Unlike the heated debate that occurred when the governor kicked off the tour on Friday in Hartford, the discourse at Monday's meeting at Brookside was civil, according to the CT Post report.
Gov. Malloy’s proposal (for a copy of the first draft of the proposal click here) to have teachers re-earn tenure every five years, up from the current four-year requirement, has raised the ire of local unions.
Gov. Malloy — who has his hands full with another to allow — discussed his education reform proposals at Norwalk Community College on Monday too, as part of a state-wide tour. He plans to speak about education reform at additional Fairfield County venues over the next several months, according to the CT Post report.