ConnecticutThe State of Education 2013Are we there yet?1
The Impact of Poverty, LanguageBarriers and the need for SpecialEducation servicesvs.“When it comes to K through 12educati...
The Truth about Education in ConnecticutPercent of Connecticut students at Goal in 8th Grade Reading ALL 83% WHITE 91% ...
4 CT Per Capita Income: New Canaan $83k , Darien $78k,Weston, Greenwich, Westport all $74k vs. Hartford13k,Bridgeport, Ne...
Income Growth in CT Change in income by income group since 1970s: Poorest 20% -4% Middle 20% +40% Richest 20% +110% C...
Education SpendingTown Bridgeport Westport SimsburyEducationalSpending$13,479 $17,454 $19,252Free/ReducedLunch98% 2% 2%Non...
The Charter School Access GapDistrict/School % Latino % ELL* % Homes non-EnglishHartford 52% 20% 43%AF-Hartford 10% 5% 5%J...
The Enrollment DeclineDistrict/School 4 year declineNew Haven 46%AF-Amistad 51%AF-Elm City 59%Wilbur Cross High 49%James H...
Commissioner Stefan Pryor’s “Commissioner’sNetwork”: Hartford’s Milner Elementary Givento Jumoke AcademyMilner Jumoke% Not...
The Renzulli Academyfor Gifted StudentsMilner Renzulli% Not Fluent in English 26% .8%Latino 52% 33%% students with special...
The Major Advocacy Organizations StudentsFirst (Michelle Rhee) Teach for America Democrats for Education Reform Stand ...
Lobbying Malloy’s BillOrganization Lobbying Expenses Jan – MayGNEPSA (StudentsFirst/Michelle Rhee) $669,589ConnCAN/ConnAD ...
Bridgeport Referendum Campaign Residents for a Better Bridgeport $275,671.80 Excel Bridgeport $101,803.36 StudentsFirst...
Prosperity for Connecticut PAC Most successful ($42,000+) of PAC’s 15 fundraisers withMalloy held on May 30, 2012 at Jona...
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  1. 1. ConnecticutThe State of Education 2013Are we there yet?1
  2. 2. The Impact of Poverty, LanguageBarriers and the need for SpecialEducation servicesvs.“When it comes to K through 12education, we see a $500 billionsector in the U.S.” – Rupert Murdoch2
  3. 3. The Truth about Education in ConnecticutPercent of Connecticut students at Goal in 8th Grade Reading ALL 83% WHITE 91% BLACK 66% LATINO 66% LOW INCOME 68%Percent of Louisiana students at Goal in 8th Grade Reading ALL 66% WHITE 78% BLACK 52% LATINO 63% LOW INCOME 57%3
  4. 4. 4 CT Per Capita Income: New Canaan $83k , Darien $78k,Weston, Greenwich, Westport all $74k vs. Hartford13k,Bridgeport, New Haven, Windham all 16k CT 2001 7.3% live in poverty (242,421) CT 2011: 10.9% live in poverty (377,856) Hartford (36.0%), New Haven (30.1%), Bridgeport (25.7%), NewBritain (25.5%), Waterbury (21.5%) CT 2001 10.2% live in poverty (81,583) CT 2011: 14.9% live in poverty (118,809) Hartford (47.9%), New Haven (41.4%), Bridgeport (39.9%), NewBritain (35.7%), Waterbury (34.5%). Danbury (17.9%), Stamford(17.5%) White 6.2%, African American 22.9%. Hispanic 27.3%
  5. 5. Income Growth in CT Change in income by income group since 1970s: Poorest 20% -4% Middle 20% +40% Richest 20% +110% Change in income by income group since 1990s: Poorest 20% -9.8% Middle 20% +2.5% Richest 20% +17.2%Greatest increase income inequality between the Top andBottom and Top and Middle since 1970s5
  6. 6. Education SpendingTown Bridgeport Westport SimsburyEducationalSpending$13,479 $17,454 $19,252Free/ReducedLunch98% 2% 2%Non-EnglishSpeaking14% 1% 1%Home tohouseholds whereEnglish notprimary40% 4% 4%6
  7. 7. The Charter School Access GapDistrict/School % Latino % ELL* % Homes non-EnglishHartford 52% 20% 43%AF-Hartford 10% 5% 5%Jumoke Academy .4% 0 0New Haven 37% 13% 28%AF-Amistad 35% 11% 12%AF-Elm City 21% 4% ?Bridgeport 48% 13% 40%AF- Bridgeport 42% 8% ?Park City Prep 36% .4% ?Bridge Academy 30% 1.1 ?7
  8. 8. The Enrollment DeclineDistrict/School 4 year declineNew Haven 46%AF-Amistad 51%AF-Elm City 59%Wilbur Cross High 49%James Hillhouse 49%Cooperative High 23%Hill Regional Career 28%Sound School 29%Hyde School of Health 44%High School in the Community 51%New Haven Academy 43%Metropolitan Business High School 368
  9. 9. Commissioner Stefan Pryor’s “Commissioner’sNetwork”: Hartford’s Milner Elementary Givento Jumoke AcademyMilner Jumoke% Not Fluent in English 26% 0%% students in households were English isnot primary Language39% 0%% students with special education needs 39% 0%% students with special education needs 11.4% 2.3%% Free or Reduce Lunch 100% 72%% Attended Preschool, Nursery School orHead Start69% 89%9
  10. 10. The Renzulli Academyfor Gifted StudentsMilner Renzulli% Not Fluent in English 26% .8%Latino 52% 33%% students with specialeducation needs11.4% 5%10
  11. 11. The Major Advocacy Organizations StudentsFirst (Michelle Rhee) Teach for America Democrats for Education Reform Stand for Children 50CAN (Expanding ConnCAN around the country) Students for Education Reform (50CAN/TFA) National Association of Charter School Authorizers National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Educators 4 Excellence11
  12. 12. Lobbying Malloy’s BillOrganization Lobbying Expenses Jan – MayGNEPSA (StudentsFirst/Michelle Rhee) $669,589ConnCAN/ConnAD $800,000+CT Council for Education Reform $109,195Students for Education Reform $15,159CT Assoc. of Boards of Ed (CABE) $6,132CT Assoc. of Public School Supers $20,997Achievement First $55,482CT Business & Industry Assoc. (CBIA) $795,995*CT Assoc. of Schools $10,000Teach for America – CT Chapter Did Not RegisterExcel Bridgeport Did Not Register12
  13. 13. Bridgeport Referendum Campaign Residents for a Better Bridgeport $275,671.80 Excel Bridgeport $101,803.36 StudentsFirst/GNEPSA $185,480 TOTAL $562,955.16 Aquarion Water Company which donated $14,000 Bridgeport Hospital which donated $14,422.90 Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Company $14,000 Charter Oak Challenge Foundation (Andy Boas, AF) CT Coalition for Advancement Now (ConnAD) $14,000 Harbor Yard Sports & Entertainment which donated $14,442.90 Jarvis Group LLC, NY (in-kind video) $14,376.40 Mellon Bank $5,000 Pullman and Comeley law firm $7,000 St. Vincent Medical Center which donated $14,400 United Illuminating which donated $10,000 Webster Bank $10,000 Mayor Michael Bloomberg $25,000 Jonathan Sackler $50,00013
  14. 14. Prosperity for Connecticut PAC Most successful ($42,000+) of PAC’s 15 fundraisers withMalloy held on May 30, 2012 at Jonathan Sackler home. 6 members of ConnCAN’s Board, numerous members of ConnCAN’s AdvisoryBoard, 2 officers of Excel Bridgeport, ConnCAN’s former CEO, spouse of theConnecticut Director of Teacher For America, Vice Chair of Eva Moskowitz’sinfamous New York City based Success Academy Charter, officer of Newark’sTeam Charter School chain. COO of Michelle Rhee’s StudentsFirst, couple board members of Teach ForAmerica, members of KIPP’s national board of directors and one of the foundersDemocrats for Education Reform. Donations for the event came from as far away as Miami Beach, West PalmBeach, Vero Beach, Pacific Palisades, Teton Village, Wyoming, McLean, Virginia,Los Angeles, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, along with multiple checks from educationreform/hedge fund managers from New York City.14

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