Fairfield Education Association and the PTA Council Education Candidates Forum

Posted on October 17, 2018 | Fairfield PTAC

PTAC cosponsored an Education Forum with the Fairfield Education Association on
October 17, 2018.

The state office candidates were seated at tables for two – by district – and both answered the same questions making it easy to compare candidates.

Far Left Table: 132nd Representative District: Brenda Kupchick (R) and Caitlin Clarkson Pereira (D)

Middle Left Table: 28th Senatorial District:  Tony Hwang (R) and Michelle Lapine McCabe (D)

Middle Right Table: 133rd Representative District:  Cristin McCarthy Vahey (D) and Sally Connolly (R)

Far Right Table: 134th Representative District:  Laura Devlin (R) and Ashley Gaudiano (D)


Question topics:
1. teacher qualifications
2. standardized testing
3. student anxiety
4. charter schools
5. collective bargaining
6. incumbents only – vote revisiting?
7. challengers only – what will you do?
8. retention/pension
9. diversity/racial imbalance/inequity


We hope that you will enjoy learning about the different positions each candidate has to offer on education.

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