HARTFORD — Nearly five months into the academic year, Mille Soto tried explaining to her 4-year-old daughter why she was dropping her off at Wish School Tuesday morning, instead of the usual Clark School.
The prekindergartner was fearful and didn't want to get out of the car, Soto said, and soon, both mother and daughter were crying.
"'You're going to go to this school because they have to fix your school,'" Soto recalled telling her. "'They need to make your school a little bit better so you and your friends can play.' .... I didn't know what other way to explain it to her. And she was like, 'This is not my school.'"
After the threat of poor...