Christine Smith

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Paraprofessionals like Christine Smith in Hartford provide students with one-on-one instruction every day.

“We can’t afford to cut adult support for our students” says Christine. “Paraprofessionals provide one-on-one assistance for students with Individualized Education Plans that helps them to succeed. We also provide support for all of the students in the classroom.”

Make sure paraprofessionals in schools is a part of education reform.

AFT CT (American Federation of Teachers Connecticut) is committed to improving the quality of education for every child in the state. Education reform issues like teacher tenure, teacher certification, teacher evaluations, early childhood education, charter schools, school funding and more need input from all educators. PreK-12 teachers, paraprofessionals and school related personnel are working every day to improve learning and help students to grow. From urban schools in Connecticut, such as Hartford, New Britain, New Haven and Meriden, to suburban schools, such as, Bloomfield, Simsbury and Waterford,  to regional school districts, our members are working to provide quality education.