PLAINTIFFS WIN – EVERY CHILD IN CONNECTICUT HAS THE RIGHT TO A SUITABLE EDUCATION – PRESS RELEASE HERE

The Supreme Court today ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in CCJEF v. Rell.

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that all Connecticut schoolchildren have a constitutional right to an effective and meaningful education. In reaching one of its most important and fundamental decisions in thirty years, the Court stated that, “the fundamental right to an education is not an empty linguistic shell” and must meet “modern educational standards.” The Court said these standards must prepare students to “participate in democratic institutions,” “attain productive employment,” and “progress on to higher education.”

CCJEF Press Release