Connecticut schools have the largest achievement gap in the United States. The "gap" is defined as the difference in educational performance between Connecticut’s low-income and non-low-income students.
In his State of the State address yesterday, Governor Malloy proposed a plan to reform education from pre-school through college and professional job training programs. The plan includes allocating an additional $40 million to newly established "Alliance Districts" that will be made up of 30 of the state’s lowest-performing school districts.
To receive funding, each alliance district must successfully implement a reform plan subject to approval by the State Department of Education.
In the proposed plan, no town in the state will receive less funding from 2011-2012 levels but the bulk of the money will go to the Alliance District schools.
Patch wants to know what you think of Governor Malloy’s "Alliance District" plan. Vote in today's poll and share your opinion in the comments section.
This poll is shared across 10 Patch sites in South Central CT.