CT Judge Teaches Lesson on Lack of Equal Educational Opportunity in America

"Education is All" by Alan Levine licensed under CC BY 2.0
“Education is All” by Alan Levine licensed under CC BY 2.0

Source: NY Times

Connecticut Judge Thomas G. Moukawsher, of the State Superior Court in Hartford, delivered a 90-page ruling that bashed America’s broken educational system that perpetuates inequality.

His decision on the case of Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding v. Rell denied Connecticut’s school financing system, claiming that the state needs to find better ways to evaluate teacher performance and to improve and guarantee student success.

He attacked the unfair system, ripping apart the state’s spending practices that yield little to no results for students. He criticized the way teachers are evaluated as “proficient or exemplary”, yet there are thousands of students across America who cannot read. He criticized the amount of money that is spent on education, while the gaps between rich and poor students, and black and white students still exist.

According to a recent National Assessment of Educational Progress, 46 percent of white fourth graders read at or above proficient, while the same is true for only 18 percent of black fourth graders.

Spending money without a cause, he ruled, will not yield new or better results.

Judge Moukawsher asked the state to decide what the goals are for elementary students or high schools graduates, as reported by New York Times.

Then, he explained, “The state should decide how much money schools require so that all students, rich and poor, reach those goals.”

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