Breaking News – CT Senate Republican Leader Fasano calls for appeal in CCJEF V. RELL Case
In response to Governor Dannel Malloy’s unprecedented assault on public school students, parents, teachers and schools, Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano (R-North Haven) has been one of the most outspoken advocates for public education in Connecticut,
Now, calling the judge’s ruling in the CCJEF V. Rell case, “Breathtaking in its Hubris” and noting that, “the decision is flawed in many ways,” State Senator Fasano is urging Connecticut’s Attorney General to pursue an appeal of Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher’s September 7, 2016 decision in Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding, Inc. v. Jodi Rell.
Fasano’s press release explains;
“Judge Moukawsher’s decision can only be characterized as overreaching by an activist judge. His decision reads more like a legislative agenda or white paper on education policy than a judicial finding.”“Interestingly, the court never ruled that the statutory Education Cost Sharing (ECS) formula itself is unconstitutional or that the state’s overall education funding levels are constitutionally insufficient,” Fasano observed. “Rather, the court found that the Democrat controlled general assembly, over the last few years, has ignored the state ECS formula and manipulated education funding for political purposes” to create an “irrational, arbitrary, and fundamentally unfair system.”Fasano noted how the court used “recent unjustifiable and arbitrary actions by the majority party to then reach into areas well outside its jurisdiction including but not limited to student testing, teacher evaluations, teacher contracts and teacher compensation.” He said that “for a judge to opine on theBreaking News – CT Senate Republican Leader Fasano calls for appeal in CCJEF V. RELL Case - Wait What?: