In a landmark decision on the CCJEF v. Rell case, Hartford Superior Court Judge Moukawsher ruled on Sept. 7th that Connecticut’s education funding formula is unconstitutional, on grounds of irrational allocation. Furthermore, he identified other constitutional violations with respect to other major education structures (standards, human resources, and special education), connecting them to the case on the basis of their impact on education funding allocation. The judge gave the Attorney General’s office 180 days to submit a plan that addresses the following:
The ruling is notable in its broad scope, and its strongly worded indictment of the system at large. Although it is currently facing appeal, we definitely think it’s worth reading! You can read the full decision here.