Bridgeport · Reform · Students

Let’s Just Blame the Parents! And Other Ways To Write Off Bridgeport Kids

On Sunday, the Republican American published editor Chris Powell’s response to a recent article on Bassick High School written by reporter Naomi Nix for the website the74million.com which contained an agrument that was so cringeworthy, I couldn’t believe that someone wrote it in earnest. In his commentary, Powell insists that Connecticut’s persistent achievement gap isn’t… Continue reading Let’s Just Blame the Parents! And Other Ways To Write Off Bridgeport Kids

Bridgeport · Students

Endorsed candidates not invited to public forum, event cancelled

A public forum featuring all six Board of Education candidates, sponsored by Bridgeport area League of Women Voters and Common Cause in Connecticut was set for Tuesday, 6 P.M. at the Burroughs Center in Black Rock. The event, however, was cancelled by the League of Women Voters after Democratic endorse candidates, Kathryn Roach Bukovsky, Rev. Simon… Continue reading Endorsed candidates not invited to public forum, event cancelled

Standards · Students

“Education Blogger” Jon Pelto Flunks Credibility Test

Two days ago, Jon Pelto posted an article bashing Superintendent Paul Vallas, using the recently released CMT scores as evidence of the superintendent’s ineffectiveness. What I find interesting is that Pelto only offers 4th and 6th grade test results as evidence. I wonder why? Perhaps it’s because the CMT scores for the 7th and 8th… Continue reading “Education Blogger” Jon Pelto Flunks Credibility Test