Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Working For You

October 12, 2023


Today, State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) announced that he received an “A” grade from the Connecticut Education Association as it released its Legislator Report Cards for the 2023 legislative session. The CEA releases these report cards every other year; 2023 is the first time the organization is issuing them annually, noting legislators’ support of policies supporting education strength and enhancing the teaching profession.

According to the CEA, any legislator who scored an “A” proposed or co-sponsored bills positively impacting students, teachers and public education, advocated for bills supporting those priorities and discussed pressing educational issues.

“Without a strong education system, our state cannot grow, our teachers cannot do their jobs and our students are not prepared for the future,” said Sen. Anwar. “I am thankful for the CEA’s recognition of my support for them and look forward to continuing to support strong educational policies to benefit schools statewide for years to come.”

The CEA reported that Sen. Anwar’s score was due to support of policies including supporting teacher recruitment and retention; addressing challenging student behavior and working to make classrooms safer; improving indoor air quality in schools; support for play-based learning; the state budget, which provided significant school funding through education cost sharing; allowing for kindergarten start age waivers; providing tuition assistance for some educators; and aiding the formation of a special education task force designed to examine case loads, among others.