It looks like former Board Member Maria Pereira will be joining her running mates Ben Walker and Dennis Bradley on November’s ballot. A week after the primary, after a tense 12-hour recount, the preliminary results revealed that Pereira narrowly beat out endorsed candidate Faith Harrison-Villegas by 28 votes. Republican endorsed candidates John Weldon and Kevin… Continue reading Primary Puts Pereira, Walker and Bradley on November Ballot
While this year’s school board race has largely been eclipsed by the city’s high-profile mayoral primary, the results could have a huge impact on the future of the Park City. Think about it this way: the BOE candidates that win today’s primary could go on to control city schools, and ultimately the education of the… Continue reading Fate of Bridgeport Schools Could Be Decided Wednesday Night
Despite having no grasp whatsoever of the issue at hand, political leaders and activists made quite a stir over the recent decision to cut ties with the District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) executive board. Thirty speakers, including City Councilwoman Mary McBride-Lee, former State Senator Ernie Newton and newly re-elected State Senator Edwin Gomes, spent nearly… Continue reading Clueless Politicians Claim To Champion Freedom of Speech While Hypocritically Supporting Pereira’s Lawsuit
After reading through the seven-page complaint filed on Wednesday by Attorney Norman Pattis, I couldn’t help but wonder: Have Maria Pereira, Tammy Boyle and Pattis broken the law in their quest to sue the Bridgeport Board of Education? For starters, Pattis filed the lawsuit on behalf of the “Bridgeport District Parent Advisory Council.” Meaning, the… Continue reading Have Maria Pereira And Tammy Boyle Broken Laws by Filing the DPAC Lawsuit?
Last night’s Bridgeport Board of Education’s regular meeting was canceled due to the anticipated snow storm; but had it taken place, it would have surely been interesting – especially considering the content of a recent email that’s been circulating around Bridgeport. Former BOE member and current Parent Advisory Council Community Representative Maria Pereira emailed parents… Continue reading Pereira Hypocritically Alleges “Political” Motivations In Political Attack On Bridgeport Board of Education and Mayor Finch
You remember Carmen Lopez. Last year, the ex-judge filed what was ultimately determined to be a spurious lawsuit alleging that the Bridgeport Board of Education was wrong to extend Paul Vallas’ contract, the State Board of Education and education commissioner were wrong to allow that extension and that a UConn professor had somehow lied. Lopez’s… Continue reading Ex-judge Who Sued Bridgeport’s School District Now Serving as ‘Counsel’ for Union-controlled Parent Group