Charter Schools

Parents Call For More Funding For Charter, Magnet Schools

Parents from Bridgeport, New Haven and Hartford stood on the steps of the Capitol in Hartford Monday morning to call attention to charter and magnet school state funding discrepancies they see as unfair to their children.

The group asked legislators to revise the school funding system so that all schools — charter, magnet and the districts hosting them — receive the same funding. The event was part of a campaign called Fight for Fairness, run through Families for Excellent Schools, an education group in Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut.

"We are here today because every public school student deserves to be treated fairly, but right now that's not happening, said...