As part of a collaboration between ConnecticutHistory.org and select Trinity College educational studies students, I wrote a published web essay investigating the history behind Connecticut’s 1965 Education Amendment.
Up until 1965, Connecticut was the only state which did not guarantee its citizens a constitutional right to an education. Thanks to one determined Hartford lawyer named Simon Bernstein, that all changed.
Bernstein’s amendment has been used as the constitutional basis for various educational inequality lawsuits, including Sheff v. O’Neill (1989).
To read my entire essay, click here.