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A Minimally Adequate Education: Connecticut School Finance Litigation and Policy

Thursday, April 18, 2019
12:30pm – 1:45pm

Law School
Chase 110

In January 2018, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled in a decade-plus old landmarks chool finance case, Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding v. Rell ("CCJEF"). CCJEF, according to the majority, “painted a vivid picture of an imperfect public educational system in this state that is straining to serve many students who, because their basic needs for, among other things, adequate parenting, financial resources, housing, nutrition and care for their physical and psychological health are not being met, cannot take advantage of the educational opportunities that the state is offering.” Katie Roy '12, the Executive Director of the Connecticut School Finance Project, will talk about the case in context of other landmark Connecticut school finance cases, including Horton v. Meskill and Sheff v. O'Neill, and the legislative solutions in CCJEF's aftermath. Founded in 2015, the nonprofit Connecticut School Finance Project strives to be a trusted, nonpartisan, and independent source of accurate data and information that transcends special interests.


Shana Hurley

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