Connecticut Teacher Union Officials Rule
It appears Connecticut teacher union officials rule the roost when it comes to who has the power to direct taxpayer money in education. Chris Powell has the story in the Norwich Bulletin.
In an interview with the New Haven Register’s Mary O’Leary, the governor noted that school enrollment in Connecticut long has been declining. So, he said, it makes no sense to continue state government’s “hold harmless” policy with school aid — the policy that no municipality’s school money from the state should be cut.
It would have been a stronger point if the governor had gone on to address the state law that effectively forbids school systems from reducing their spending no matter how much their enrollment declines. That is, economizing in Connecticut’s school systems is actually illegal.