Reform · Standards · Students

Bridgeport Board In Complete Disarray During Pivotal Time

What a shameful state of affairs — on the very same day the New York Times published an article detailing the gross inequity faced by students attending Bridgeport schools, a political feud between board members halted the city’s school board. Monday afternoon, the Connecticut Post reported that school board chairman Dennis Bradley canceled the school… Continue reading Bridgeport Board In Complete Disarray During Pivotal Time

Bridgeport · Students

In-Fighting Over Open Bridgeport BOE Seat Ends With More Delays

Bridgeport Public Schools is facing a $15.1 million deficit that may result in hundreds of paraprofessionals, home school coordinators and school guidance counselors losing their jobs. There’s talk of massive cuts to transportation and other vital services. Put simply, the district is in crisis. And, yet, instead of focusing on finding resources or parent concerns,… Continue reading In-Fighting Over Open Bridgeport BOE Seat Ends With More Delays

Bridgeport · Reform

The Atlantic Reveals WFP Looking to Oust Vallas

Last week Andre Baker, Working Families Party and Democratic candidate for Bridgeport’s school board, told the Connecticut Post that he would be willing to work with Superintendent Paul Vallas. [Connecticut Post, 9/12/2013] That may not be the case, according to an article posted on The Atlantic’s website Tuesday. [The Atlantic, 9/17/2013] According to the Working… Continue reading The Atlantic Reveals WFP Looking to Oust Vallas

Bridgeport · Budgets · Reform

If Elected, Would Garner, Hennessey and Baker Oust Vallas Before Year’s End?

The challenger slate, Howard Gardner, Dave Hennessey and Andre Baker, won Tuesday’s Democratic primary in a landslide. Many, including the Connecticut Post, are calling this victory proof of a growing anti-Vallas, anti-Finch consensus. I’m not certain we can assume that much, considering turnout was an anemic 11-12%. Most likely, Tuesday was the result of a… Continue reading If Elected, Would Garner, Hennessey and Baker Oust Vallas Before Year’s End?