FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DFER CT Denounces Senator Slossberg’s Inappropriate and Inexcusable Comments
Does Not Represent Leadership or Judgment for Education Chair
(October 12, 2017) – State Senator Gayle Slossberg’s comments at the University of Connecticut College Democrats meeting last week were inappropriate and completely inexcusable in any context. This behavior does not represent the judgment we would expect from the Chairperson of the Education Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly.
Democrats for Education Reform CT view our efforts as an extension of upholding a social safety net and providing opportunity for our most vulnerable students, who are often children that live in poverty and are of color. Our leaders must speak for and serve all students, regardless of race, religion, self-identity or economic status. In our economically and racially diverse state, our elected representatives should be held to the highest standards and turn from some of the divisiveness and intolerance we are seeing nationally. We should expect no less.
About Democrats for Education Reform CT:
We are Democrats leading a political reform organization that cultivates and supports leaders in our party who champion Connecticut’s public schoolchildren. To learn more, please visit DFER’s website at www.dfer.org.
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