. . .The U.S. Department of Education has suggested that Connecticut streamline its test and offer a less expensive version that would include only multiple-choice questions, but Blumenthal said even a simpler test would cost about $4 million more than what the federal government provides.
"No matter how you mince words or rework the math, the federal government is breaking the law - grossly shortchanging Connecticut in education funding," Blumenthal said. . . .