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CT Examiner: Legislators Debate Two Alternatives for Funding Connecticut’s ‘Choice’ Schools

Emilia Otte, CT Examiner

March 17, 2021 - less than 1 minute

At a March 3 hearing, the School and State Finance Project as well as a number of public school teachers and administrators instead supported an alternative bill, which would grant choice schools the same per-student grant as public schools, but without taking money away from local schools.

The bill would also increase overall state funding that districts receive for students learning English as a second language and children in high-poverty homes. The legislation would also fully fund the Education Cost Sharing formula, which was instituted and has been revised by the state in response to several court cases, most recently CCJEF v. Rell in 2016.

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