The Education Adequacy Project is a clinic devoted to representing clients who wish to improve the quality of educational opportunities being provided to children. Currently, the bulk of the clinic’s work stems from a lawsuit in which parents, children, localities, school superintendents and teachers allege that the State of Connecticut is failing to fulfill its state constitutional duty to provide “suitable and substantially equal educational opportunities.” These efforts led to a landmark victory in the Connecticut State Supreme Court, where students argued successfully that the Connecticut state constitution imposes an affirmative duty on the state to ensure that every child in the state receives a quality education. Read the decision here
As the plaintiffs’ representatives, students in the clinic are involved in all aspects of the ongoing litigation. As such, the clinic provides students with an opportunity to take part in a major case that will shape the future of a critical civil and human rights issue of our time: the right of a child to receive a suitable educational opportunity regardless of the child’s wealth or place of birth.