Report by Paula Antolini
October 8, 2018, 10:54AM EDT
Sen. Boucher on Honor Roll of Connecticut Education Association
Message from Senator Toni Boucher:
It’s with great pride I share the news that the Connecticut Education Association has placed me on their Honor Roll in recognition of my pro-education work throughout the 2017-2018 legislative sessions.
The CEA is an advocacy group for teachers and public education with 43,000 members statewide.
In their statement, CEA President Jeff Leake wrote, “You have proven yourself to be an advocate for students, teachers, and public education. Most recently, throughout the 2017-2018 legislative sessions, you steadfastly held to your commitment and supported public education as well as the fundamental rights of workers to collectively bargain. Additionally, you were consistently accessible and took the time to answer our questions committing to supporting our issues going forward. Your constituents and teachers throughout the state are fortunate to have you working for them in the General Assembly.”
I am most thankful to the CEA for giving me this recognition. The advancement of public education in our state has always been one of my real priorities. I have great respect for both the teachers and the students who participate in our states public schools. From a personal standpoint, I credit my own education, beginning when I was a 5-year old immigrant in this country, to my later success in both business and government. In fact, my entry into government was on the Wilton Board of Education, which I went on to chair. For this reason, my Senate role as Chair of the Education Committee is one of my most cherished.
This recognition from the CEA also corroborates the importance of our successful fight for the return of state education funds to our local towns after Governor Malloy vetoed a bi-partisan Senate balanced budget bill earlier this year.
State Senator Toni Boucher