[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="496"] Connecticut Supreme Court in Hartford.[/caption] The Connecticut Supreme Court has found plaintiffs in an education funding lawsuit failed to show disparities in the classroom are tied to unequal state funding. The Wednesday ruling reversed a Hartford Superior Court ruling that the state violated Articles 8, 1 and 20 of the state constitution by allegedly failing to provide minimally adequate and substantially equal opportunity to all students in the state. The court remanded the case to Hartford Superior Court with direction to render judgment for the state. The justices wrote, in part: "Although the plaintiffs have convincingly demonstrated that in this state there is a gap in educational achievement between the poorest and neediest students and their more fortunate peers, disparities in educational achievement, standing alone, do not constitute proof that our state constitution’s equal protection provisions have been violated. "The plaintiffs have not shown that this gap is the result of the state’s unlawful discrimination against poor and needy students in its provision of educational resources as opposed to the complex web of disadvantaging societal conditions over which the schools have no control. Indeed, the trial court found that the state is providing significantly more educational resources to schools with large numbers of poor and needy students than to other schools." This article will be update later this evening.