By Eileen FitzGerald

A group of six organizations representing superintendents, school board leaders, principals, and business and community leaders today launched a campaign in support of high academic standards in public education.

The campaign, hosted at, is focused on ensuring that educators, parents, students, and community members have the tools to understand how high, clear, and consistent standards will affect public education in Connecticut.

The group is made up of: the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE), the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS), the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS), the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA), Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN), and the Connecticut Council for Education Reform (CCER).

 “High standards are essential to ensuring Connecticut public school students have the bright future they deserve,” said Robert Rader, executive director of the Connecticut Association of School Boards of Education.

The group said that “If we are to ensure a bright future for our children and our state, we need to know that our kids are getting the best education possible. Connecticut’s students will need to be ready to compete in an increasingly complex and global society. That’s why Connecticut’s Big Six supports high academic standards in Connecticut’s public schools through the Common Core State Standards.”

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