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CT Public News Service: Advocates Welcome Call for Equitable School Funding

Andrea Sears, CT Public News Service

January 05, 2017 - less than 1 minute

Education advocates are applauding Gov. Dannel Malloy's call for school funding that is fair, transparent, accountable and adaptable.

In his State of the State address on Wednesday, Malloy challenged the General Assembly to act to guarantee "equal access to a quality education regardless of zip code."

Michael Morton, communications manager for the Connecticut School Finance Project, notes that for years now the state has failed to deal with persistent inequities in its funding for public schools.

"It will certainly be no easy task to accomplish that and get that passed through the General Assembly,” he says. “But hopefully we'll be able to come out with a formula that works for all students and all communities."

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