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AFP-CT State Director JR Romano Testifies Against Unfunded Education Mandate

March 05, 2012 J

Hartford CT- Americans for Prosperity-Connecticut (AFP-CT) State Director, JR Romano, will testify today on proposed legislation which would require labor history in the public school curriculum. Romano’s testimony raises several key questions regarding the specifics of the proposed measure.

“With local school budgets already stretched to the max, it is odd that the state of Connecticut would find it necessary to pass specific legislation regarding a subject that is already covered in public school curriculums,” said JR Romano, State Director AFP-CT.

Romano’s testimony inquired of the committee whether a need for the curriculum requirement existed, what the curriculum would entail and from whose perspective the curriculum would be written. “My concern is not subject matter; it is what exactly will be taught. Will the data and history comparing forced union states to Right to Work states be included in this mandate? Will students learn that Right to Work states consistently outperform Union Shop states, like CT?”

“I encourage this committee to focus on solving the many problems facing the condition of the CT education system, and not wasting its time discussing history that is already well represented in the current system,” added Romano.

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