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Thursday, February 26, 2009
Time: 5:57 PM


As a follow-up to my earlier post, I want to bring to everyone's attention a nifty little organization called the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN)

Here's a little background on this group:
Mission

To close Connecticut’s academic achievement gap, the largest gap between rich and poor students of any public school system in the nation. We will not rest until every child in our state, regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status, has access to a great public school.

Who We Are

A statewide outreach, education, and research organization with an active member network of parents, teachers, students, and business and community leaders across Connecticut. ConnCAN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

What We Believe

  • The achievement gap is the most urgent social and economic problem facing Connecticut. The time for change is now.
  • All children, regardless of their background, can achieve at a high level when given access to a great public school.
  • Securing “Great Schools for All” will require reforming the way our public schools work by raising standards, giving school leaders greater freedom to innovate, and providing parents with more public school choices.
  • Every child wins when parents can choose among public schools where principals and teachers come together to pursue a shared vision of excellence while being held accountable for results.

ConnCan's site offers a wide variety of tools including a "report card" section. After signing up on thier site (it's free), you can view their performance report on ANY school in the state.

For the purpose of this post, here's their 2008 report on every school in Danbury. To get detailed information on a particular school, just click on the school's name.

...you're welcomed.

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On September 26, 2007, ten plaintiffs filed suit in response to an arrest of aday laborers at a public park in Danbury, Connecticut. Plaintiffs amended their complaint on November 26, 2007.

The amended complaint states that plaintiffs sought to remedy the continued discriminatory and unauthorized enforcement of federal immigration laws against the Latino residents of the City of Danbury by Danbury's mayor and its police department.

Plaintiffs allege that the arrests violated their Fourth Amendment rights and the Connecticut Constitution because defendants conducted the arrests without valid warrants, in the absence of exigent circumstances, and without probable cause to believe that plaintiffs were engaged in unlawful activity. In addition, plaintiffs allege that defendants improperly stopped, detained, investigated, searched and arrested plaintiffs. Plaintiffs also allege that defendants violated their Fourteenth Amendment rights when they intentionally targeted plaintiffs, and arrested and detained them on the basis of their race, ethnicity and perceived national origin. Plaintiffs raise First Amendment, Due Process and tort claims.

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