Yuan Yuan Chen

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Quality education can’t be measured by test scores, alone. Waterford high school guidance counselor Yuan Yuan Chen understands that.

“We need to equip students with the skills to help them not just pass a standardized test, but to succeed in life,” says Chen. “Everyone involved with our children’s education needs to work together to make that happen - teachers, guidance counselors, parents, administrators and the students, themselves.”

Make sure that real learning 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.