From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post:
A group of parents, including the president of the Bridgeport District Parent Advisory Council, has filed a lawsuit alleging that Connecticut’s restrictions on magnet schools, charter schools and school choice programs are unconstitutional and have forced thousands of low-income and minority students to attend low-performing schools.
In all, 11 Connecticut parents and students from Bridgeport and Hartford filed the federal suit Tuesday against Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, state Education Commissioner Dianna Wentzell and others.
Jessica Martinez, the District PAC president in Bridgeport has lent her name and her 13-year-old son, Jose’s to the suit. The group is aided by Students Matter of Menlo Park, California. According to Students Matter, the state’s restrictions have deepened one of the largest achievement gaps in the country.
Full story here.