For over a decade, ConnCAN has worked tirelessly to ensure that all children receive a great education that allows them to achieve their dreams. We work across political divides and build bridges so that no child is unfairly denied the educational opportunities they need and deserve to reach their God-given potential.
That’s why we are deeply troubled by the incidents of the past week in Virginia and the remarks made by the leadership of our country. The hate, intolerance, and inequity projected here—and the forms of it experienced every day by so many—are the real enemies of America.
We stand against these acts and recommit to our mission and work. As Elie Wiesel said: “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”
Today, and every day, ConnCAN will work for progress, change, and tolerance. We do this to build a better tomorrow to fulfill the American promise that the next generation will do better than the one before it.
We know that far too many children, especially children of color, are being denied the educational opportunities they need and deserve. It is our shared responsibility to provide better educational opportunities for all kids—their future, and our civic and economic fate, depend on it. Policy choices that continue to prime students of color for failure, whether intentional or accidental, are fundamentally racist and must be corrected.
Today, and every day, ConnCAN will work for progress, change, and tolerance. We do this to build a better tomorrow to fulfill the American promise that the next generation will do better than the one before it. We are grateful for all who join and support us in this work, and we ask our leaders to stand up for what is right.
As advocates for a better future, we must work against injustice in Connecticut and our nation.