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Tue February 25, 2014
A Conversation About Minimum Wage, Education, and Civil Rights
On Monday, United States Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez came to Connecticut to discuss minimum wage increases with local business leaders, workers, and politicians. During his trip, he called us to talk about how states like Connecticut are handling a higher minimum wage. What effect could this have on employment in the United States?
We also hear from a local superintendent, whose recent letter to Governor Malloy laid out his concerns regarding changes to Connecticut’s educational system. He shares his thoughts on teacher evaluation requirements and the direction our schools are headed in.
Later, Dr. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr., discusses her upcoming trip to Connecticut, where she’ll speak at Yale University about civil rights issues of the past and present. For her, one of the big civil rights issues is abortion.
- Thomas Perez - United States Secretary of Labor
- James Lombardo - East Lyme Superintendent
Dr. Alveda King - Pastoral Associate and Director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries