The time to act is now
“This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity and a call to action to fix how we fund schools.”
— Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, April 12, 2017
"The time for bold action to address the issues of equitability and equitable funding of our education system is now."
— Governor Dan Malloy, February 6, 2017
— Former Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, March 16, 2017
"There probably isn't a more important issue if we are prioritizing than educating our children. It's a civil right that every kid needs to get a quality education so that they can then go forward."
— Former Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, March 13, 2017
"A right to education is not a federal constitutional right, but it is a state constitutional right."
— Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano, January 8, 2017
“More education spending translates into improved outcomes.”
In districts that substantially increased their spending as the result of court-ordered changes in school finance, low-income children were significantly more likely to graduate from high school, earn livable wages, and avoid poverty in adulthood.
— National Bureau of Economic Research, May 2014