Child Guidance Center lauches petition to save after-school programs
The governor, who deemed 2012 the "year for education reform" and has made education a priority in his biennial budget proposal, is proposing cutting the $4.5 million line item that supports 40 after-school programs in 61 sites across the state.
One of those programs, the Child Guidance Center's Choices for Success, would have to close up shop after 15 years, according to Program Director Linda Chave who is circulating a petition to dissuade the governor from the notion.
Chave said the rest of Malloy's education plans, including $1.67 billion over 10 years to expand the University of Connecticut and an additional $152 million in state funds for schools, are all for naught without giving children a solid educational foundation, which after-school programs do.
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