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Charter Schools

Cut New Charters Before Existing Schools

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will request a 1.5 percent across-the-board cut in programs to compensate for the business taxes that Connecticut will not be collecting [June 13, Page 1, "Malloy Backs Off On Taxes"]. The only fair way to go about the cuts in human services is to prioritize the continuation of existing services over initiating new programs. Before a cut of an additional 1.5 percent, public schools have already been cut by $17.1 million. Those cuts have resulted in the removal of $3.6 million slated to extend the school day and offer summer academic programs in our poorest districts, $4.7 million pledged to a group of struggling schools promised state...