Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The trial court judge in Connecticut's pending school finance trial has rejected the state's request for a long postponement. The case raises the question of whether the state is meeting its constitutional obligation to provide a "suitable education" for every child in Connecticut. The plaintiffs, Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding, allege that the state's recent 2% increase in funding for education is insufficient to meet that obligation. As to the requested delay, the plaintiffs argued that the state's motion to postpone the trial until 2015 was a politically-motivated move to delay the trial until after the 2014 gubernatorial election. The has set the trial to begin on September 9th, 2014, which is in advance of the election. For more details, see here.