Public trust and philanthropy can co-exist in education

As members of the dissolved Partnership for Connecticut Board, we’d like to express our thoughts in response to comments made recently by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and others about the role of philanthropy as it pertains to education in Connecticut.



a group of people sitting at a table: Barbara Dalio met with community members and educators at the Carver Community Center in Norwalk on March 3 to talk about the Partnership for Connecticut, a public-private group aimed at helping education that disbanded in May.


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Barbara Dalio met with community members and educators at the Carver Community Center in Norwalk on March 3 to talk about the Partnership for Connecticut, a public-private group aimed at helping education that disbanded in May.


We did not accept our positions on the board lightly. At AFT-CT, the pros and cons were debated, and the final decision — made by the Pre K-12 (education) Council — was based on two things: Barbara Dalio’s history with members over the past six years, and the inequity in educational funding in Connecticut. And for Sheena, who is a member of the CEA, due to her interactions with

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