Contact: Bob Bellafiore, 518-928-8471, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bringing educational opportunity to every child, particularly Connecticut’s growing Hispanic population
- Providing the kind of education that leads to college and career and reduces racial and economic isolation
- Increasing graduation rates and keeping children in school.
We’re not the source of educational inequality for children but we are part of the solution. The facts speak for themselves – African-American and Latino children in New Haven, Bridgeport and Hartford are outperforming their peers in district schools. And parent demand could not be greater – with more than 4,200 children on waiting lists.
Charters didn’t create Connecticut’s achievement gap but they are doing great work in helping close it. Rather than try to impose a one-size-fits-all mandate on these public schools of choice, policy makers should be finding ways to help charters flourish and increase choices for parents as part of a comprehensive approach to giving every child a great public school.