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Bridgeport BOE Illustrates What They Mean By “Democracy At Work:” A Group of BOE Members Aim To Dissolve DPAC Leadership Board

On Monday, during a three and a half hour “community meeting,” Bridgeport Board of Education members proposed a plan to dissolve the current District Parent Advisory Council’s executive board  — invalidating thousands of parent’s votes. The District Parent Advisory Council, or DPAC for short, is a districtwide parent-led organization that has existed in Bridgeport for… Continue reading Bridgeport BOE Illustrates What They Mean By “Democracy At Work:” A Group of BOE Members Aim To Dissolve DPAC Leadership Board

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Fate of Bridgeport Schools Could Be Decided Wednesday Night

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

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A Lack of “Any Material that Could be Regarded as Evidence” Stymies Pereira and Boyle’s Move for Restraining Order in DPAC Lawsuit

A U.S. District Court judge yesterday denied Pereira-Boyle cabal’s request for a temporary restraining order, citing a lack of “any material that could be regarded as evidence.” This of course, comes after Education Bridgeport! reported that the District PAC never actually consented to attorney Norman Pattis filing a lawsuit on their behalf. A restraining order… Continue reading A Lack of “Any Material that Could be Regarded as Evidence” Stymies Pereira and Boyle’s Move for Restraining Order in DPAC Lawsuit

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Clueless Politicians Claim To Champion Freedom of Speech While Hypocritically Supporting Pereira’s Lawsuit

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

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Pereira Hypocritically Alleges “Political” Motivations In Political Attack On Bridgeport Board of Education and Mayor Finch

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

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Baraka Tries to Use Title I Law in Defense of PAC Bigotry and Fails

Last week, the Bridgeport Board of Education finally agreed to investigate the District Parent Advisory Council (PAC). Well, sort of… Despite mounting parent complaints of harassment and discrimination, the BOE only agreed to have their lawyers look into whether or not they could investigate the District PAC, which recently began kicking parents out for their… Continue reading Baraka Tries to Use Title I Law in Defense of PAC Bigotry and Fails