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School Choice Films and Resources

There are several independent films that depict the benefits of school choice.  Be sure to check out the trailers for the following movies:

Waiting for Superman shadows several students across the country hoping to attend their local charter school via lottery selection.

Flunked, which features charter schools in California, New York, Idaho, and Washington state, highlights creative solutions for failing schools.

The Cartel confronts many issues, including the topic of spending — how much money is spent on public education, often with little to show for it.

The CT Department of Education lists information about public charter and magnet schools across the state.  And this site lists several homeschool groups, many of which explain CT law and policy regarding homeschooling.

Employee raises to cost UConn $20 million as university cuts management and athletics

The University of Connecticut is facing an estimated $50 million budget shortfall due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is having to furlough managers and cut its athletics department to make up for the deficit.  Although the school faced a loss after having to send students home midway through the spring ...

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Towns may not see much in savings, despite closure of schools and shortened municipal office hours

Schools are closed across Connecticut and many municipal buildings and offices are running on reduced schedules in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, but towns may not see much in the way of cost-savings from those closures. Harwinton First Selectman Michael Criss says his town has closed most municipal ...

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