Asked about the critically important CCJEF v. Rell case, Malloy tells media he isn’t Governor Jodi Rell
It was another classic Wait, What? moment with Dannel Malloy at the helm.
When the CCJEF v. Rell school funding lawsuit was filed 11 years ago, Stamford Mayor Dannel Malloy was a plaintiff in the case, one of a number of local elected officials who decried the fact that Connecticut’s system of school funding was unfair, inadequate and unconstitutional.
Then, Malloy become Connecticut’s governor in January 2011 and immediately did, “a 180.” Instead of using his position to settle the lawsuit and develop a funding formula that would be fair and constitutional, Malloy lead the charge to dismiss, disrupt and upend the case that would have benefited the children, parents, teachers and taxpayers of Stamford and Connecticut’s other poorer cities and towns.
Malloy not only squandered the opportunity to develop a constitutionally adequate school funding system, he used his budget authority to make the state’s school funding programs even more unfair.
Last week came the initial trial ruling on the CCJEF v. Rell case. Connecticut superior court judge went so far as to say that not only is Connecticut’s school funding system unconstitutional, it is irrational.
So will Malloy and his administration appeal the decision to the Connecticut Supreme Asked about the critically important CCJEF v. Rell case, Malloy tells media he isn’t Governor Jodi Rell - Wait What?: