By Robert A. Frahm

State Board of Education members angrily criticized lawmakers’ attempts to scale back a major education reform bill, saying Wednesday that the watered-down bill could stall the effort to fix the state’s worst schools…

Six organizations issued a joint statement saying the revised bill ‘lacks urgency and will not bring about the bold reforms Connecticut must undertake if we are to close our worst-in-the-nation achievement gaps and prepare all students to participate in the 21st century economy.’

The coalition recommended several changes, including restoring original provisions on teacher and principal evaluation. It said evaluation results ‘must be used to shape educator growth and support, and teachers ought to show consistent satisfactory ratings in order to obtain and maintain tenure.’

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