We believe that every Connecticut school and district should have the funding it needs to provide an exceptional education for our students. That means funding and building an effective system where students with the same needs consistently receive the same level of funding, regardless of the public school they attend. The current system is complicated, ineffective, and unclear—particularly with respect to the financing of school choice.
The State of Connecticut has created a series of public school programs that give families subsidized alternatives to their neighborhood schools. Every year, thousands of Connecticut families avail themselves of these options by sending their children to themed magnet schools, state and local charter schools, schools outside their own school districts (Open Choice), or vocational schools (such as the Connecticut Technical High Schools (CTHSS) and the Regional Agriscience Centers).
Unequal Funding Formulas
To fund these schools, the State of Connecticut has developed a crazy quilt of financing formulas, where financial supports are given unequally to the various types of choice schools. For example:Read More »