Recently the Superintendent spent 90 minutes briefing elected officials and others in Massachusetts about the way that Connecticut is handling the remediation of the crumbling foundations crisis. I’m pleased that there is dialogue with our friends in Massachusetts, and that that dialogue is focused on facts and data rather than conjecture and rumor. CFSIC’s position, and the position of its Board of Directors, is that what will fix this crisis is increased funding. Increased funding will only happen when a reasoned case can be made to those who control funding. A reasoned case can only be made if it is accompanied by hard facts about the extent of the crisis.