Ruling regarding state public school funding to go before state Supreme Court

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A ruling declaring the state’s system for funding public schools unconstitutional will now go before the state Supreme Court.

Justices are scheduled to hear arguments Thursday in the state’s appeal.

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Last year, a judge ordered state officials to overhaul the system, citing a huge gap in test scores between students in rich and poor towns saying they showed parts of the system are unconstitutional and irrational.

The ruling originated from a lawsuit against the state by a coalition of cities, towns, parents and students.

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