In the wake of the largest tax increase in state history and with major financial challenges looming, it’s not likely that our state will simply be able to address this problem with a significant cash infusion. We need to make difficult choices to improve how Connecticut allocates scarce resources for public education.
In the state with the largest achievement gap in the nation, we need a better way to provide a high-quality public education to every child. I believe that a more equitable and responsive school finance system is an necessary mechanism to achieve that goal.
It won’t be easy changing the status quo in the land of steady habits, but I’m going to do my part to move the conversation in a productive direction. In this space, I plan on:
Connecticut’s school finance system is broken. We need to fix it my making some tough policy choices.
Let’s get to work.