A new report has been released by The Education Law Center about the country's most fiscally disadvantaged schools, and Danbury is included on that list. The report identifies school districts with higher than average student need and lower than average funding.
The report says this is a national hall of shame of leaving behind thousands of vulnerable children. Three other Connecticut cities are on the list: Bridgeport, New Britain and Waterbury.
The Education Law Center concludes that governors and legislators in far too many states stubbornly resist investing in K – 12 education so all children have the resources needed to succeed in school.
The report is a companion to their "Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card". The NRC evaluates and compares the extent to which state finance systems ensure equality of educational opportunity for all children, regardless of background, family income, place of residence, or school location.