Are Malloy’s plans for education reform legal?

Are Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s plans for education reform legal? When the head of the state’s largest teachers union informed the members of the Education Committee today that the General Assembly’s nonpartisan research office is questioning the legality, the co-chairs of the committee were surprised by the news.

They have yet to see this report, as does Malloy’s legislative liaison for education.

“Thankfully, the OLR analysis also points out several potential legal challenges this bill creates,” Mary Loftus Levine of the Connecticut Education Association testified.

When Sen. Andrea Stillman, the co-chairwoman of the Education Committee, asked where she got this report that has not even been released to her, Levine said she found it was on her desk.

Officials at the Office of Legislative Research said they plan on releasing the report by 11 a.m. tomorrow.