Teachers’ union: Remember impact of teachers amid ‘attacks on education’ – Hartford Courant

by | Nov 6, 2022 | Education

The Connecticut Education Association wants the public to remember the teachers who moved and inspired with the union’s 2022 awareness campaign “Because of a Teacher, Every Profession Is Possible.”The pair of 30-second commercials will air on the state’s major television networks, cable channels, streaming platforms and news websites through Nov. 12, featuring a dozen Connecticut residents whose careers were made possible “because of a teacher.”AdvertisementWhile CEA commercials in years past spotlighted the COVID-19 pandemic, diversity efforts, standardized testing, looming budget cuts and proposed legislation, the 2022 awareness campaign aims to emphasize the lasting influence teachers have on their students into adulthood.“The idea of ‘because of the teacher’ was really modeled after the notion that nobody accomplishes anything in a vacuum,” CEA President Kate Dias said. “We’re trying to remind everybody that teachers are really central to the community development with idea that everybody has been impacted by teachers, and therefore we need to place a significant value on the work that goes on in our school buildings, because ultimately every single person is impacted by that work.”AdvertisementConnecticut State Treasurer Shawn Wooden appears in both ads. In a CEA press release for the campaign, he acknowledged the teachers who “changed the trajectory” of his life.“I don’t know of anyone who is successful who can’t give a great deal of credit to their teachers. And when we think about that, more respect should be paid to the profession,” Wooden said.Included in the commercials are health care workers, attorneys, businesspeople and more whose work contributes to culture and livelihood of the …

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