Will Governor Malloy propose boondoggle for charter schools under guise of new education funding formula?
Connecticut’s existing school funding formula is unfair, inappropriate and unconstitutional. It leaves Connecticut’s public schools without the resources they need and places an unfair burden on Connecticut’s middle income families.
The CCJEF v. Rell lawsuit, which should have been called the CCJEF v. Malloy suit, made the problem extremely clear.
The time has come to return to the fundamental principles that served as the underpinning of the Educational Cost Sharing (ECS) Formula before it was gutted by Governor Malloy and previous Connecticut governors and legislatures.
However, rather than step up and address the major flaws with the existing failed funding system, Governor Dannel Malloy made a thinly veiled reference today, in his State of the State Address, that he plans to propose a new state education funding formula, one that would likely pump even more scarce public funds to Connecticut’s privately owned and operated charter schools.
In addition, Malloy appears poised to suggest that any increase in education funding be restricted to only the poorest communities and that it come with strict new red tape and mandates, a move that will make it Will Governor Malloy propose boondoggle for charter schools under guise of new education funding formula? - Wait What?: