A Connecticut Judge Reaches Too Far

Ruling usurps the legislature's authority by giving the court power over schools.

The state's business.

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A Superior Court judge just took over Connecticut's education system, ordering state officials to undertake major reforms of funding, teacher evaluation and graduation standards. The impulse to improve education is admirable, but the judge wildly overreached his authority.

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