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Judge approves state's appeal of education funding ruling

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    Following a ruling by the state Superior Court that said Connecticut's education funding system is unconstitutional, the state's attorney general said Connecticut will seek a direct appeal.

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    Following a ruling by the state Superior Court that said Connecticut's education funding system is unconstitutional, the state's attorney general said Connecticut will seek a direct appeal.

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A state Supreme Court judge approved an appeal on Tuesday of a superior court ruling the said Connecticut's education funding system was unconstitutional.

Attorney General George Jepsen said last week that the state was looking to appeal the ruling.

Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers approved it.

The Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding Inc. v. Jodi M. Rell ruling came down earlier this month after an 11 year old lawsuit.

The coalition argued that the state's funding system resulted in more money for wealthy school districts, which denied poorer students similar educational opportunities.

A superior court judge agreed. The judge said the state must overhaul its system with a new formula within 180 days.

Jepsen said he felt there were strong arguments that the trial court exceeded its authority.

The appeal was was officially filed on Sept. 15 and was granted by Chief Justice Rogers on Tuesday "to review issues decided adversely to the plaintiffs as listed in the plaintiffs' opposition to the defendants' application."

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