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Pereira Announces Bid For Her Old School Board Seat

As scary as this thought is, former Board Member Maria Pereira is looking for a comeback. According to Lennie Grimaldi at Only in Bridgeport, Pereira, along with running mates Ben Walker and Dennis Bradley, announced that they will be running for the Bridgeport Board of Education at a Friday night fundraiser for mayoral candidate Joe… Continue reading Pereira Announces Bid For Her Old School Board Seat

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Why Did John Bagley Abstain On Three Noncontroversial Issues At The Last SBC Meeting?

During the last School Building Committee meeting, School Board Member John Bagley abstained on three consecutive votes, including the replacement of Bassick High School’s roof and the creation of an information website for school construction projects. One has to wonder why? Why abstain from voting on projects that only help children and better inform the… Continue reading Why Did John Bagley Abstain On Three Noncontroversial Issues At The Last SBC Meeting?

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Harding High School Hysteria Unfounded

Readers might remember all the hysteria surrounding the approval of Harding High School’s site plan. Committee meetings were high-jacked by activists, with the majority on the board led by Chair Sauda Baraka her cohort Jon Bagley doing everything in their power to delay or halt the approval of the project’s site plan, claiming that the… Continue reading Harding High School Hysteria Unfounded

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Get Ready for Lots of Lawsuits, Bridgeport!

Apparently, when it comes to attorneys, money is no object for the Bridgeport Board of Education. At Thursday’s special meeting, the board unanimously voted (barring Rev. Kenneth Moales, who had already left) to approve a three-year contract with Shipman & Goodwin, arguably one of the most expensive education law firms in the state. You’d think… Continue reading Get Ready for Lots of Lawsuits, Bridgeport!

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Lopez’s Top Priority is Certainly Not Bridgeport’s Kids

Activist judge Carmen Lopez wrote recently that a “third-party candidate might be just what Connecticut needs,” proving once again that the best interest of Bridgeport’s kids is not anywhere near her top priority. Bridgeport, you see, has a problem. Only two out of every 10 3rd graders who speak English as a second language can… Continue reading Lopez’s Top Priority is Certainly Not Bridgeport’s Kids

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Did John Bagley Break his Oath of Office?

Before you can legally serve on a Board of Education you must first take an oath of office. In a report released earlier this month, the state’s Office of Legislative Research (OLR), wrote that “In Connecticut, people elected or appointed to public office are often required to swear or affirm an oath before beginning a… Continue reading Did John Bagley Break his Oath of Office?

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BOE Meets to Discuss BEA Contract

Monday night the Board of Education will meet with city officials to discuss upcoming contract negotiations with the teacher’s union. [Board of Education Agenda, 9/26/2013] The Bridgeport Education Association’s (BEA) three-year contract with the district will expire in 2014, and negations are due to begin sometime this fall. Last time around, the teacher‘s union agreed… Continue reading BOE Meets to Discuss BEA Contract