Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Education

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) _ The candidates for Connecticut governor each say they’ve got the remedy for the state’s troubled public education system.

Democrat Dan Malloy, Republican Tom Foley and independent candidate Tom Marsh announced their plans on how they will tackle state education during a forum Tuesday night. The candidates discussed Connecticut’s graduation rates, teacher performance evaluations, the state’s achievement gap and other topics.
Malloy told the forum at Macdonough Elementary School in Middletown that the public education curriculum should be adjusted to fit students’ needs.
Foley said Connecticut should look to Massachusetts as a model for education reform and that the state should promote more teachers based on performance than tenure.
Marsh said parents should find ways to further incorporate themselves into the education of their children.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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