On Jan. 18, 2017, The New Haven Register published an article on ConnCAN’s panel discussion in Hamden about public education policy and how it’s shaped:

Discussing the future of education in the state, a bipartisan panel of legislators and education professionals Wednesday agreed the brunt of education decisions are made at the state level.

“A right to education is not a federal constitutional right, but it is a state constitutional right,” said Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano, R-North Haven, one of seven panelists hosted by the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now, an education advocacy group, Wednesday at Hamden Middle School.

On the state level, the panelists had much to discuss already: moderator Paul Bass, editor of the New Haven Independent, did not take long to bring up Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher’s ruling in CCJEF v. Rell, in which he ruled that the state legislature must revisit the way in which it distributes school finance to municipalities.

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