Saturday, September 25, 2010

Gubernatorial Candidates To Debate on Education at Macdonough Tuesday

From the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now

On September 28, Connecticut gubernatorial candidates Dan Malloy (D) and Tom Marsh (I) will participate in a forum hosted by ConnCAN and focused exclusively on public education in Connecticut. Candidate Tom Foley (R) was also invited to participate, but has not responded to our request at the time of this release.

The forum – which will be moderated by Robert Frahm of the Connecticut Mirror and Tom Monahan of NBC 30 – will take place at Macdonough Elementary School, a 2009 ConnCAN Success Story school that has made exceptional progress in closing the achievement gap in Middletown.

The forum is designed to elevate the issue of education reform in the gubernatorial race and provide the candidates with a unique opportunity to speak to voters in depth about their plans to fix Connecticut’s public education system.

On why ConnCAN felt it was important to hold a debate on education, Alex Johnston, ConnCAN's CEO, said: “Every other pressing issue we face in this campaign season, from the budget to jobs to security, is ultimately an issue about getting public education right."

ConnCAN is elevating the issue of education reform in the campaign season through its Vote for Ed campaign. For updates on forum coverage and for more information, please visit

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