Court won't reconsider ruling on educational system funding

Published on Thursday, 1 February 2018 21:19
Written by The Associated Press

HARTFORD (AP) - Connecticut’s highest court has rejected a request to reconsider its ruling that the state’s education funding system is constitutional.

The state Supreme Court turned down the request Wednesday in a one-page order that did not explain why. A coalition of cities, towns, parents and public school students that filed a lawsuit that led to the decision had asked for the reconsideration.

The court last month overturned a landmark 2016 ruling by a lower court judge who ordered officials to overhaul the state’s public education system, saying a huge gap in test scores between students in rich and poor towns shows parts of the system are unconstitutional.

Posted in New Britain Herald, State on Thursday, 1 February 2018 21:19. Updated: Thursday, 1 February 2018 21:22.