The latest episode's topic of conversation centered on our state federation's commitment to lifting up paraeducators and school-related personnel - before, during and after the pandemic. Local union leader Shellye Davis joined AFT Connecticut President Jan Hochadel to co-host a timely discussion with the co-chair of the legislature's Education Committee.
State Representative Bobby Sanchez reviewed lawmakers' efforts earlier this year to resolve ongoing health and safety concerns and invest in recruiting the public school personnel who support student learning. He also answered members' questions about a new law that aims to address the challenge of recruiting and retaining paraeducators in historically under-resourced communities.
AFT Connecticut's podcasts serve to provide a deeper dive into issues impacting members and the wider labor movement as part of the state federation's engagement and communications programs.
Members are encouraged to send e-mail with their questions or concerns to be addressed in a future. *
Additionally, members can leave a message with their comments to be played on either episode by dialing (860) 257-9782 and and entering extension 116. *
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