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NY Times Examines Inequity Of Schools In Bridgeport Vs. Fairfield

Only 63 percent of high school students graduate on time from Bridgeport schools, according to a New York Times story.
Only 63 percent of high school students graduate on time from Bridgeport schools, according to a New York Times story. Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A New York Times story contrasted the education inequities in schools between the neighboring communities of Fairfield and Bridgeport.

The story, published Sunday, said 94 percent of Fairfield students graduate on time. The median income in the district is $120,000. Bridgeport, one of the state's poorest cities and its most populous district, has a 63 percent graduation rate.

The story came just days after Judge Thomas Moukawsher ruled t hat Connecticut’s method of distributing state aid for education is unconstitutional.

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