Celebrity education reformer Michelle Rhee will be in Hartford Wednesday for a rally supporting Gov. Dannel Malloy’s divisive ed reforms.
But first, during Tuesday evening’s news, her organization – StudentsFirst – will air this ad encouraging/pressuring (you decide) the legislature’s Democratic majority to back Malloy. It’s part of a six-figure buy that will last a few weeks.
The ad leads off with President Barack Obama to try and give local Democrats some cover, since Malloy’s Democratic credentials may not be enough to convince legislators like House Speaker/congressional candidate Chris Donovan, D-Meriden to buck their allies in the teachers unions.
Just about the time the ad makes its debut Malloy will be in New Haven for the latest in the public forums the administration has scheduled on his education proposals. The event is at 7 p.m. at Wilbur Cross High School.