Breaking News – Bridgeport, Danbury, New Britain and Waterbury among most financially strapped school districts in the nation
In a stunning and disturbing new report highlighting the political malfeasance of elected and appointed leadership across the country, the Education Law Center has identified 47 school districts in 20 states that rank as America’s Most Fiscally Disadvantaged School Districts.
The report identifies Bridgeport, Danbury, New Britain and Waterbury as among the most financially strapped school districts in the nation. Children in these districts are attending schools that are under severe fiscal distress.
While Connecticut ranks as among the wealthiest states in the nation, Connecticut’s failed school funding system leaves many communities without the financial resources they need to ensure that all of the state’s children have access to high quality educational opportunities.
The new report identifies school districts with higher than average student need and lower than average funding.
The Education Law Center explains;