Students

Did the Teacher’s Union Pay Off Legislators to Vote Against Connecticut Families?

When the two largest teachers unions in the state are bankrolling more than a third of the members on the state legislature’s Appropriations Committee it’s no wonder that kids lose out. This is the sad reality in Connecticut, where, on Monday, the General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee advanced a biennial budget plan that would strip $20.9 million… Continue reading Did the Teacher’s Union Pay Off Legislators to Vote Against Connecticut Families?

Bridgeport · Reform · Students

Bridgeport: Public Hearing on Capital Prep Charter School

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

Reform

Jon Pelto Uses Cherry-Picked Data to Sway Opinion on Capital Prep

I wonder if the irony is lost on Mr. Pelto. Calling a principal out for “hyperbole” on your blog, when only weeks earlier you accused — with zero evidence — that very same principal of child abuse? Classy. On Sunday, “education blogger” Jon Pelto called out Capital Prep Principal Dr. Steve Perry for inflating Capital… Continue reading Jon Pelto Uses Cherry-Picked Data to Sway Opinion on Capital Prep

Hartford · Reform

Dr. Perry v. Pelto: Comparing Hartford’s Innovative Principal to a Political Hack

In a recent raving diatribe against reason, Jonathan Pelto once again draws on his complete lack of journalistic credibility to flail madly at Dr. Steve Perry, principal and founder of Hartford’s Capital Preparatory Magnet School. This isn’t the first time Pelto has attempted to malign Dr. Perry, using all the tools in the yellow journalist’s… Continue reading Dr. Perry v. Pelto: Comparing Hartford’s Innovative Principal to a Political Hack