STATE EDUCATION GROUP BACKS
BOWSZA FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE
Jason Bowsza has earned the endorsement of the Connecticut Education Association (CEA) in his candidacy for state representative. Bowsza is running for the state legislature in the 57th Assembly District which includes Ellington and East Windsor.
Bowsza said education funding, along with the economy and job creation, will be among the top issues debated when the General Assembly convenes in January. He emphasized ensuring Ellington and East Windsor get
their fair share of state aid for local education must be a priority.
“We are very dependent on state aid to help fund our schools and thus it is critical to secure that money up front which also helps reduce our dependency on local property taxes,” said Bowsza, a graduate of East Windsor High School. “Working on and supporting a budget that funds local needs is very important for our community, and sadly that is something our current representative hasn’t been willing to do.”
In their endorsement of Bowsza, CEA Executive Director Mark Waxenberg said, “Jason Bowsza is a strong proponent of public education in Connecticut and believes that all students should have access to pre-K and full-day kindergarten. As chairman of the East Windsor Board of Finance, he understands the state’s obligation to support and properly fund public schools. CEA and its members are committed to electing Jason to the Connecticut General
Assembly as a State Representative from the 57th District.”
East Windsor American Government teacher Andrew Masters added, “I’ve known Jason to be very committed to quality public education, and I’m very convinced that he has the right priorities in his mind to ensure that we are focusing on teaching students the skills they need to be good members of society in the future.”
A major education reform initiative was passed by the
legislature earlier this year, focusing on improving under performing schools as well as new early education and pre-school initiatives. “These reforms will have some very positive long term affects, but providing educational
opportunity is an ongoing challenge so we must continue to look for new ways to improve our children’s classroom experience and attract quality teachers,” Bowsza said.
The Connecticut Education Association advocates for the
improvement of local public schools and the teaching profession. Originally founded in 1848, CEA now has over 41,000 members.