Charter school advocates rally to keep funding

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.

The Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now has scheduled a rally for Thursday at the Capitol.

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Connecticut has 169 cities and towns, which serve as the fundamental local political subdivision of the state. Connecticut is the 5th of the original thirteen United States.
 
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Governor: Dan Malloy
Lieutenant Governor: Nancy Wyman
Attorney General: George Jepsen
State Treasurer: Denise L. Nappier

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