State Argues Challenge Is Outdated

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — A nine-year-old lawsuit seeking more funding for Connecticut’s public school is outdated and should be tossed out, the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office told a judge Monday.

As WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported, four attorneys general explained to Superior Court Judge Kevin G. Dubay that the lawsuit challenges a public education system that no longer exists. They cited sweeping reforms inititated under Gov. Dannel Malloy and the state Legislature that were crafted to boost public school education and its core curriculum.

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The attorneys general argued that it would be a waste of taxpayer dollars to try the case before the reforms are implemented.

The lawsuit was filed by the Coalition of Education Associates under then-Gov. Jodi Rell.

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The judge did not rule on the state’s reqest. A trial date is set for July 2014.

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