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CT’s Biggest City Looks To Settle Education Lawsuit

A school bus is seen in Bridgeport, CT - Aug 27, 2009 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

A school bus is seen in Bridgeport, CT – Aug 27, 2009 – Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

BRIDGEPORT, CT (WCBS 880) - Bridgeport is likely the city most desperate to settle the education funding lawsuit.


WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reports

State Representative Chris Caruso says the city gets about 75 percent of its school funding from the state, but it’s not enough to adequately educate the city’s 20,000 students, many of who really require special education.

“In Bridgeport, for example, one guidance counselor is responsible for 900 children,” Caruso told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.

Carsuo says many of the kids lack proper textbooks and writing materials. He says Governor-Elect Dan Malloy, who as mayor of Stamford, was an original plaintiff in the lawsuit, has indicated his willingness to try to settle it.