This historical study examines legislative debates over public school funding in Connecticut in the post-World War II era, focusing on a narrative of shifting urban-rural-suburban political coalitions amid demographic changes.
Pennington, Lis, Emily Steele, and Jack Dougherty. “A Political History of School Finance Reform in Metropolitan Hartford, Connecticut, 1945-2005”. Conference Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association meeting, Chicago, Illinois, April 2007. Available from the Trinity College Digital Repository, Hartford, Connecticut (http://digitalrepository.trincoll.edu)
Submitted as part of the Cities, Suburbs and Schools project for the On The Line web-book by Jack Dougherty and colleagues.