Great Education: Opportunities for All

Quality Options

Charter schools are non-profit, tuition-free, public schools of choice under Connecticut law. They are approved by the State Board of Education and are subject to renewal every five years.

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Legal Action

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.Following Moukawsher’s ruling, the Connecticut’s Attorney General appealed the ruling, citing concerns about the judicial boundaries of authority over education policy.

Throughout the 2017 legislative session, state leaders have battled to establish a funding formula that would include reflect: equity, innovation, coherence, transparency, fairness, and accountability.

On September 28, 2017, the Connecticut Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for the case. Some education attorneys question whether the courts are overreaching their boundaries.

Read the MARTINEZ V MALLOY Complaint | View the CCJEFF v Rell ruling here | Read this summary of CCJEF v RELL and in Spanish  l Read polling results on CCJEF here


School Finance

If you’re like most Nutmeggers going about their day, you’ve probably never heard of it. If you’ve been following education in Connecticut, you’ve seen the acronym pop-up in headlines, particularly if your town is fighting for dollars for its schools. But, for most of us, ECS is a confusing mystery.