Interview of Allan B. Taylor
Chairman of the Connecticut Board of Education

The speech by Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy referenced in the video can be found here.

Part Two can be found here.

Remarks by Allan Taylor:

3:36 – “[The education committee of the legislature] wants to take very small, very tentative steps.  And we can’t afford to do that.”

3:57 – “The unions were obviously supporting the idea of cutting way back on what the Governor proposed.  And they think in doing that they’re supporting their members.  I don’t think they’re supporting the long run interests of either their members or more importantly the school children.”

4:59 – “I think, in the end, we’re going to come, I hope, a lot closer to what the governor submitted, because I think there is a general public recognition that we need to make that kind of change.”

5:33 – “The voices of the few who really can’t make it can’t control what the state does.  And the fear that has been generated is what I think is crippling.  And it’s wrong.”

7:54 – “There are bad teachers.  And they don’t belong in the classroom.”