Editorial: Connecticut — dead-end or opportunity?

30 Aug 2018

Economic Development

State Education Commissioner Dianna Wentzell had the right idea when she gave more than 100 school superintendents from around the state a pep talk Wednesday. Look at what’s going right, she told the education leaders at the annual Back to School forum.

We could all use that lesson. Let’s pause from the rampant Connecticut bashing, everyone-is-leaving-our-state-or-wants-to-leave diss, and consider what is going right in our state.

It’s hard to see the picture when you’re in the frame. Take a bird’s-eye view: Connecticut appears as a verdant tapestry of rolling hills, rivers, mountains and valleys.

Not to sound like the tourism bureau, but we are the gateway to New England, the Yellow Brick Road from the most famous city in the world to farmland, hiking trails and shorelines.

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