Leave our students alone!

September 29, 2017

Yesterday, the Governor vetoed the Republican budget that passed last week, and thank goodness he did. As I said publicly in the video below, that budget was a specific attack on New London students.

The financial aid cuts to New London would have totaled $639,433 - a huge impact on our local students and their families. An impact so great that awesome students like the ones below would not be able to continue pursuing their college dreams.

These cuts are personal for me because this is a direct attack on New London students as Avery Point is the main feeder for UConn enrollment. The audacity of my colleagues who scream "shared sacrifice" to cut UConn's budget, yet shift that money to more affluent towns with decreasing enrollment in their school systems is appalling.