Last week’s Connecticut court ruling in a school finance case went far beyond calling for more money. Trial court Judge Thomas Moukawsher issued a nearly 100-page opinion (which took three hours to read from the bench) that declared the state funding formula unconstitutional and gave state lawmakers six months to make drastic changes to the entire system. This decision is the latest in a string of school finance rulings from various states that have ordered lawmakers to make specific policy changes in order to increase school funding or otherwise change state educational systems.

You can read more on the ruling the Wall Street Journal called “sweeping” and local media said was “a broad indictment of how Connecticut supports its poorest schools” from my Goldwater Institute colleague Jonathan Butcher here.