A Superior Court Judge ruled last week that Connecticut’s system for funding public schools is ‘irrational’ and ‘unjustifiable’ — failing to provide a fair distribution of funds for Connecticut’s students. The judge allowed the state 180 days to come up with a plan to overhaul its system.
This hour, we talk more about the ruling and find out what, if anything, can be done to improve the way our schools are funded.
We hear the perspective of parents and we talk with a lawmaker. We talk solutions and next steps. And we want to hear from you.
Are you a parent of a child in public school? Do you think the State can do more to provide educational opportunity for our poorest communities? Are you worried that an overhaul to our current system could jeopardize the quality of education in our high performing schools?
- David DesRoches - WNPR Education Reporter
- Rachel Chaleski - Mother to a fourth grader and a second grader in Danbury Public Schools
- Jeff Currey - Democratic State Representative for East Hartford, Manchester, South Windsor
- Katie Roy - Director and Founder of Connecticut School Finance Project
Lucy Nalpathanchil, Chion Wolf and Catie Talarski contributed to this show.