AFT Connecticut

“AFT in Action:” Preserving Higher Education’s Promise

May 28, 2021

Efforts aimed at protecting students' access to a quality, affordable two-year degree from the state's public community colleges was the focus of our state federation's latest podcast episode. Local union leader Dennis Bogusky joined AFT Connecticut President Jan Hochadel to co-host a discussion with the co-chair of the legislature's Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee.

State Representative Josh Elliott weighed-in on efforts to secure reliable long-term funding for the 12-campus system, as well as additional legislative proposals impacting faculty and students. He also answered members' questions about lawmakers' attempts to reign-in an on-going, ill-advised consolidation scheme that threatens future higher education learning opportunities.


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