Danbury News-Times: Coalition calls for school funding overhaul
Rob Ryser, Danbury News-Times
June 07, 2016 - less than 1 minute
A coalition of concerned leaders in education, social services and local government condemned the state’s broken school finance system Tuesday and called for systemic reform.
“Connecticut currently finds itself with a school finance system that not only defies logic but also funds public schools arbitrarily and inequitably,” said Katie Roy, founder of the Connecticut School Finance Project, which organized the coalition. “Connecticut needs and deserves an equitable school finance system that is based on the learning needs of students, and the schools that serve them.”
The appeal for a fair funding formula that accounts for the growth of mostly urban districts that are less affluent and more diverse is the strongest call yet to fix a problem that started three decades ago.
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