Since ConnCAN’s founding more than a decade ago, we have worked to ensure all students have access to great public schools, regardless of race, zip code or family income. That’s why ConnCAN supports impact litigation designed to provide children equal access to a high-quality education.
Connecticut has become the epicenter of the education advocacy movement through impact litigation in the case of Martinez v Malloy and an extraordinary ruling by a state Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher on the historic Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding (CCJEF) v Rell.
In the News
Did one Connecticut judge just change the conversation about education equity? By Jennifer Alexander, Hechinger Report
A Holistic Ruling on Broken Schools New York Times editorial
Alexander: Judge’s Decision Paves Way For “Bold, Systemic” School Change New Haven Independent | WNHH
Supreme Court Will Consider Education Ruling Hartford Courant
Connecticut poll finds majority of residents support state court's education funding ruling The New Haven Register
Clash Over Connecticut Schools Flare Anew Wall Street Journal
MARTINEZ V MALLOY
Sometimes it takes a Hammer, Oped Jennifer Alexander, New Haven Register
October 13, 2016
Your State's Schools Are In Trouble When A Judge Says... | NPR The NPR Ed team covered the suit with this radio story for All Things Considered, and we've reported at length on school funding laws...
October 11, 2016
“Teach us how to untie this noose, teach us how to change, change the curriculum.” These are the words of a Journalism and Media Academy Magnet School student in Hartford. Madyson Fram...
October 10, 2016
Editorial: Lawmakers must find a way to equalize education funding Many education advocates as well as parents believe low-income children in urban areas are failing and the achievement gap is wid...
October 07, 2016
In the 30 days since Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher’s sweeping opinion in the historic CCJEF v Rell case, people are starting to take notice. The ruling was an indictment of Connecti...
October 04, 2016
Click here to view a summary of the CCJEF v Rell ruling Click here to view the Martinez v Malloy complaint In recent weeks Connecticut has become the epicenter of the education advocacy movement ...
September 15, 2016
NEW HAVEN, CT -- Today, Connecticut’s Attorney General announced that the state will appeal a Sept. 7 ruling by Superior Judge Thomas Moukwasher in the historic CCJEF v Rell case, citing conc...
September 07, 2016
New Haven, CT — Today, Hartford Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher issued a ruling in the historic Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding v. Rell case. In a ruling that is...