In the State

CCJEF Update: State Supreme Court Denies Motion To Expedite Landmark Funding Trial Appeal

It looks like the appeal for CCJEF v. Rell won’t be resolved in time for the end of the state legislative session. Last month, in an unusual move, the State Attorney General George Jepsen, filed a motion requesting the State Supreme Court expedite the appeals process for the landmark CCJEF school funding lawsuit. In the motion,… Continue reading CCJEF Update: State Supreme Court Denies Motion To Expedite Landmark Funding Trial Appeal

In the State

Gov. Malloy Releases Details Of New Education Funding Formula Proposal

Last month, during his state of the state address, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced that he planned to propose a new school funding formula to replace the Education Cost Sharing grant (ECS) — today, the governor’s office released details of his proposal. While visiting New Britain’s Smalley Academy,  citing the groundbreaking CCJEF v. Rell decision,… Continue reading Gov. Malloy Releases Details Of New Education Funding Formula Proposal

Bridgeport · In the State · New Haven

Connecticut Clergy To General Assembly: It’s Time To Fix Broken School Funding System

On Monday afternoon, a group pastors gathered on the steps of Grace Baptist Church in Norwalk, calling on Connecticut’s General Assembly to take immediate action to fix the state’s broken school funding system. “I implore each citizen of Connecticut to rise up,” said the Rev. Carl McCluster of Shiloh Baptist Church in Bridgeport. “Not against the fair… Continue reading Connecticut Clergy To General Assembly: It’s Time To Fix Broken School Funding System

Bridgeport · Students

Bridgeport Students Don’t Need Another Broken Promise, They Need Resources

During his campaign, Mayor Joseph Ganim touted that he would fight for increased funding, would find creative ways to appropriate new funding and do what he can to decrease class sizes. So far none of that has panned out. Fast forward only six months later and the Mayor is proposing a 2017 city budget with… Continue reading Bridgeport Students Don’t Need Another Broken Promise, They Need Resources

Students

Wendy Lecker Gets It Wrong Again on School Funding     

Apparently Wendy Lecker has a new career. As her latest attack on charter schools featured in the Stamford Advocate demonstrates, she’s not only an attorney and columnist, but also an expert cherry picker. For starters, I would hope Lecker, as an attorney, is aware that state and federal law dictates that charter schools aren’t only… Continue reading Wendy Lecker Gets It Wrong Again on School Funding