Teachers' Union to File Lawsuit Over Malloy's Executive Order

The state’s largest teachers’ union plans to file an injunction against the state Wednesday over Gov. Malloy’s executive order, which includes severe cuts to school districts.

Fifty-four districts are facing cuts and 84 face total funding elimination.

“That is going to impact our students, teachers - it’s going to impact our communities so we have to take action,” said Donald Williams, Executive Director of the Connecticut Education Association.

The order just took effect and CEA said education cannot be the sacrifice. They are looking for other solutions.

“Trying to find out if these cuts are valid, if they are not then the funding must be maintained by state statute at the same level as last year,” Williams said.

The governor agrees the situation is not ideal but said he is committed to safeguarding funding in communities with concentrated pockets of poverty and the highest student needs.

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