Several Bridgeport residents including former school board member Maria Pereira testified in support of a Connecticut General Assembly bill to place a two-year moratorium on charter schools that education advocates say siphon funds from traditional school districts. See video from public hearing.
American Federation of Teachers Connecticut President Melodie Peters says:
“By calling for a moratorium on new charter schools, SB 1096 provides an opportunity to evaluate what’s been done and determine what we need to do before further investing in charter schools. Requiring the Commissioner of Education to review existing charter schools and develop a statewide charter school plan for this committee’s review is something that is both appropriate and long overdue.”