Hartford, Ct. – In an interview with Fox News, Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano made it clear that his party has no interest in helping students from lower-income school districts receive the educational opportunities they deserve. “[Governor Malloy] wants to give money to towns with fiscal problems –that’s counterintuitive, against logical public policy –he wants to reward bad behavior to the detriment of those who have done more with less,” Fasano said.
Put simply, Fasano and Connecticut Republicans believe in an educational funding system that rewards students from wealthier, higher performing districts at the expense of poorer students from less wealthy districts.
“Once again, Len Fasano is more than happy to throw low-income kids from struggling communities under the bus.” said Connecticut Democratic Party Chairman Nick Balletto. “Democrats believe that every child in Connecticut – no matter their zip code – deserves the opportunity to succeed. Our state cannot succeed if we leave entire communities behind.
“Republican elected officials are making it clear who they are fighting for in these budget discussions.
GOP Senators Representing Alliance Districts:
|George Logan||Ansonia, Derby, Hamden, Naugatuck|
|Len Fasano||East Haven|
|Len Suzio||Meriden, Middletown|
|Paul Formica||New London|
|John Kissel||Windsor Locks|