September 17, 2015

School-funding trial delayed, again

Original article in The Connecticut Mirror by Jacqueline Rabe Thomas.

A Superior Court judge on Wednesday grudgingly agreed to delay the the start of a trial to determine whether the state is spending enough to ensure every student a quality education.

"Let me express, of course, my disappointment that after a decade of this litigation that the parties with a longstanding trial date in front of them are not ready yet," Judge Thomas Moukawsher told attorneys involved in the case last week when they informed him they would be asking to delay the trail. "Whatever happens from here, you should consider yourselves on a very short leash…This case demands a resolution. It's a decade old. And there has been plenty of time to try and prepare."

The trial had been scheduled to begin in three weeks. It will instead commence Jan. 11 — 10 years after a coalition of parents, teachers and school boards filed suit against the state...

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