Conn. Court Says Minority Students Denied Equal Education

1996

In Sheff v. O’Neill, the Connecticut Supreme Court finds that the isolation of primarily minority students in the Hartford school system denies students rights to an equal education guaranteed by the Connecticut Constitution. After the appointment of a committee to assess remedies, the Connecticut legislature will pass three major changes: regional and statewide school choice; interdistrict programs in which students have opportunities for interaction with students of differing backgrounds; and increased funding for charter and magnet schools.