Bob Duff

Lawmakers Say Public Schools Still Need Improvement

Lawmakers Say Public Schools Still Need Improvement

Top lawmakers are saying that the state’s education system still needs improvement, despite a state Supreme Court ruling that the legislature should control the funding.

The 4-3 ruling in the case against the state by the Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding, known as CCJEF, overturned a wide-ranging lower court ruling by a judge who was a former legislator. The judge, Thomas Moukawsher, had been criticized by some legislators who said he was essentially making himself the state education commissioner by calling for improvements in teacher evaluations, special-education services and educational standards that they said were beyond the boundaries of the...

52°