Connecticut Supreme Court to review landmark school ruling

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court will hear an expedited appeal of a landmark court ruling declaring the state’s education funding system unconstitutional.

Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers on Tuesday approved the appeal request by state Attorney General George Jepsen.

Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher ruled earlier this month in an 11-year-old lawsuit that the state must submit plans to overhaul its education system and change its school funding formula within 180 days.

Jepsen says the legislative and executive branches — not a judge — should determine state education policy.

The lawsuit was filed by a coalition of municipalities, school boards, parents and students. It claims the current system relies too heavily on local property taxes and results in a big gap in test scores between students in rich and poor towns.

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