Connecticut Governor Malloy Increases Funding for Charters, Cuts Funding for Public Schools

Diane Ravitch's blog

Connecticut Governor Dannell Malloy is faithful to his state’s hedge fund managers, who supported his campaigns. But he is not faithful to the children, parents, and educators of his state.

Malloy is offering a nice increase for charter schools, but budget cuts for the public schools that educate the vast majority of students. Perhaps Malloy forgot that the charter sector was rocked by scandal less than two years ago.

Malloy broke his promise to legislators and the public.

“Charter schools have escaped Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget knife and are slated for a $9.3 million boost in his newly proposed state budget.

“But the Democratic governor also wants a $52.9 million cut in funding for special education, after-school programs, reading tutors and other services in low-performing public schools across the state.

“Malloy also wants to rescind an $11.5 million funding increase in the Education Cost Sharing grants for next school year…

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