Six reasons not to ‘end’ the Sheff desegregation case

The state of Connecticut is once again trying to avoid its constitutional obligation to provide every Hartford child with a high-quality, integrated education. Just days before kids returned from their summer breaks, the state’s lawyers suggested that the court should withdraw from oversight of the implementation of Sheff v. O’Neill, the case that has created Connecticut’s award-winning two-way voluntary integration system. Here are six reasons why Superior Court Judge Marshall K. Berger should never agree to end court supervision of the case:

Op-Ed: Hartford schools can forge ahead under new leadership

As long as teacher voices are valued and continuously sought in future decisions, under the new leadership of Dr. Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, a high quality education will not only apply to the economically and racially privileged but also to the disadvantaged children of Hartford.