A telephone survey in October of 600 people who voted in the last gubernatorial election found overwhelming support for a decision handed down in September by Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher. The ruling found woeful inadequacy in the way the state doles out funding for education.
The decade-old case pits the Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education — a group of individuals, school groups and municipalities — against the state. Moukawsher ruled that the state’s distribution of school funds is unconstitutional. The system counts on local property taxes to pay for what the state doesn’t, leaving property-poor, high-need school districts like Bridgeport on the losing end of the equation.
Bridgeport and Danbury were both used as examples in the trial.
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