Maribel Corbett

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Social and economic issues can have a direct impact on a student’s learning. School social worker Maribel Corbett knows this better than most.

“Poverty and single parent homes are just a few factors that our students are dealing with,” says Maribel. “We see firsthand how issues like these affect the achievement gap in our schools and we have to deal with them.”

Make sure that social services are 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.