CUTLINE Special | Sheff v. O’Neill: Striving Toward Education Equity


The Sheff v. O’Neill lawsuit and its resulting school integration programs offer a unique and compelling look into critical societal issues as lived by Connecticut families, and have become a national model even while generating controversy in Connecticut.

In recent years, nearly half of Hartford’s students attended racially and economically integrated schools, yet more than half still attend low-performing Hartford schools, prompting a recent lawsuit challenging the underpinnings of Sheff.

Where to Watch

The CUTLINE special “Sheff v. O’Neill: Striving Toward Education Equity” premiered on CPTV on Thursday, November 18, 2021. It is now available to stream above.

Special Event

Two decades after the landmark court decision on the Sheff v. O’Neill case, how do we achieve education equity in Connecticut? Please join us for an important virtual community conversation:

Education Equity After Sheff | What is the Way Forward?
Wednesday, December 8 at 4 – 5 p.m.

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New episodes of CUTLINE premiere each month on CPTV. Each episode is available for on-demand viewing concurrent with its television premiere. Episodes will be available on cptv.org, as well as at video.cptv.org; on YouTube; and on the free Connecticut Public mobile app. (Visit Google Play or the Apple App Store to download the app.)

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