Fail. ConnCAN blasts school finance panel’s recommendations

ConnCAN, a New-Haven based education reform group, has given the panel tasked with fixing how the state’s schools are financed a failing grade on its first round of recommendations.

“These consensus recommendations are a swing and a miss,” said Patrick Riccards, the group’s leader.

The Education Cost Sharing panel released a short list of recommendations Thursday, far short of what Riccards said is needed for bold reform.

ConnCAN advocates for vastly expanding school choice and having state funding follow students to whatever school they attend. That recommendation was not included, instead they opted for a one-sentence recommendation stating that nontraditional public schools deserve “fair and reasonable” funding.