HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Students, parents and community advocates are urging Connecticut lawmakers to provide what they call fair funding to public charter schools.
Advocates say education reform approved last year called for annual increases of $500 a student in charter school spending for the next three budget years. It was supposed to bring charter school funding more in line with spending for traditional schools.
Advocates say the increase was cut in last year's deficit reduction package. They say Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed budget restores funding in July, but the increases would be delayed for a year.