Letter to the Editor
Submitted by Matt O’Connor, Communications | AFT Connecticut
Teachers in Windham Public Schools are calling the second year of steep declines in the district’s student performance results an “urgent opportunity” to unite the community for a better future.
The education professionals are responding to Tuesday’s release (Aug. 13, 2013) of their high school’s Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) scores and are urging a thoughtful discussion for the community and meaningful collaboration among stakeholders.
“We’re concerned about much more than test scores, but these latest numbers provide an urgent opportunity to ask some tough questions,” said Randall Prose, a social studies teacher and coach at Windham High School. Prose is also President of the Windham Federation of Teachers, Local 1577.
“We’re about to start the third school year of major reform. The time is now to come together and demand answers,” Prose said.