George Jepsen

Urban School Advocates Urge Lawmakers To Tackle Equity Issues Quickly

Urban School Advocates Urge Lawmakers To Tackle Equity Issues Quickly

As the Connecticut Supreme Court prepares to hear the state's appeal of a sweeping education funding ruling, city leaders urged legislators to get to work on providing equal educational opportunities for urban students.

"Even as Attorney General George Jepsen files his appeal, this group here appeals to the legislature to not lose the sense of urgency, the sense of moral imperative ... that ruling helped to create in this state," said Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, who was joined by parents and education advocates at an early evening press conference Wednesday on the north steps of the Capitol.

State Rep. Matt Ritter, a Democrat from Hartford, said he heard the...

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