Washington – Teaming up with one of the most conservative members of the House of Representatives, Rep. Elizabeth Esty scored a legislative win Monday with House approval of a bill aimed at supporting studies in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM.
With three kids who have each learned, grown, and thrived in our public schools, I know that public education and our teachers and administrators need our full support. When I served on the Cheshire Town Council, I fought for a budget that ensured strong funding for public schools. We have an obligation to our children and their future to invest in smart, effective education programs.
“Teaching to the test” and budget cuts at the local, state, and national levels, are failing our kids, our businesses, and our educators. We must insist on real results but we have an obligation to ensuring our schools have the resources they need to prepare our kids to compete for 21st Century jobs. That means incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) into our curriculums as well as developing a system of strong vocational training in high school, combined with apprenticeships and 1 or 2 years of post high school education. It is the responsibility of all of us - parents, businesses leaders, elected officials, community leaders and educators alike - to build not only a strong foundation for our public schools, but also for our children and our workers to compete and thrive.
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Rep. Elizabeth Esty talks with student Riley Shreders and Larry Pomerleau, Manufacturing Technology Department Head, at Oliver Wolcott Technical High School in Torrington
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Rep. Esty, along with a panel of judges, selected the three winning entries. The first place winners’ YouTube video explaining their app will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol and on the U.S. House of Representatives website.
This year’s winners are: