Thursday afternoon while researching information on the state school board’s recent decision to permanently remove annual mastery exam data from teacher evaluations, I stumbled upon a Channel 12 News segment entitled: “State teachers to no longer be rated on test scores.” *Spoiler Alert:* That’s not a factual statement. State teachers have never been rated based… Continue reading And We Wonder Why We Can’t Have Nice Things? Fact Check On News Surrounding The Removal On Teacher Evaluations
On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration, a group often overlooked demanded to be heard: Bridgeport’s Spanish-speaking and immigrant parents. Yesterday, about a dozen parents and students organized by Make The Road, an immigrants’ rights group, marched in front of Bassick High School — one of lowest performing high schools in the state — brandishing… Continue reading On Eve Of Trump’s Inauguration, In Bridgeport, Immigrant Justice Activists Rallied For Education Equity and Sanctuary
Remember when Bridgeport BOE meetings were full of dysfunction and rancor? Well, apparently we may not have seen the last of that. This is not a clip from two years ago. This is last week’s regular BOE meeting, which devolved into a shouting match after former chair Sauda Baraka repeatedly refused to allow fellow BOE… Continue reading Is Bridgeport BOE’s Recent Dysfunction What We Have To Look Forward To?
The Bridgeport Education Association joins a growing list of former allies distancing themselves from Maria Pereira’s latest bid for school board. According to a tweet posted this morning by Connecticut Post reporter Linda Lambeck, the BEA endorsed Democrats Ben Walker and Dennis Bradley, but passed Pereira up, endorsing Republican Kevin McSpirit instead. … Continue reading BEA Passes Maria Pereira Up for Endorsement
According to the agenda for tonight’s Special Meeting, the Bridgeport Board of Education are set to vote on asking the city to halt construction of the soccer field at the new Roosevelt School, proving once again exactly who they serve. The board and their union funders would prefer another parking lot be sited on the… Continue reading Bridgeport BOE Looks to Halt Construction Of Roosevelt’s Soccer Field
Internet-troll extraordinaire Maria Pereira is at it again! Pereira, never one to back down from a virtual fight… or any fight for that matter, however ill-advised, left an irate comment on a recent Connecticut Mirror article. The article in question centered on the state Board of Education’s approval of four new charter schools, including two… Continue reading Is Pereira Threatening New Lawsuit Over Charters?
On Tuesday, from 6-8pm at Fairchild Wheeler, the state Board of Education will be holding a public hearing on Capital Prep Harbor Charter School, a school modeled after the highly successful Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford. If last’s week’s forum on Great Oaks is any indication, we can look forward to lots of angry… Continue reading Bridgeport: Public Hearing on Capital Prep Charter School
The activists are coming out of the woodwork and crawling out of their holes.. In advance of a public hearing on a pair of public charter school applications, tonight’s Board of Education Meeting will be the petri dish for the spread of more lies and misinformation on charter schools. But we’ve got their number. You’ll… Continue reading BREAKING: Activists Mobilizing to Maintain the Status Quo
Superintendent Paul Vallas provided a few precious details on the so-far-undisclosed teachers’ union contract at last night’s Board of Education meeting. The Working Families Party-led Board of Education approved the district’s new contract with the Bridgeport Education Association two weeks ago; however, the contract has not been released to the public or ratified by union… Continue reading Did Bridgeport’s Union Negotiate a 9 Percent Pay Hike?
With only five members in attendance, barely squeaking out a quorum, the Bridgeport Board of Education approved a new three-year contract with the teacher’s union late Thursday evening. Who voted in favor of this contract agreement with the teachers’ union? Why, union-aligned and supported Working Families Party members of the board, that’s who. Members in… Continue reading New Teacher’s Contract Approved by Slim Majority