When it comes to the debate on charter schools, in Connecticut or otherwise, flawed arguments are plentiful Opponents of reform often parrot off misleading talking points — see Randi Weingarten’s recent absurd claim that school choice is rooted in segregation — but Connecticut blogger, Ann Cronin takes it a step further. Not in magnitude, but certainly quantity. Somehow,… Continue reading Everything Wrong With Ann Cronin’s Recent Blog Post On The Expansion Of Charter School Seats In Bridgeport
Does this scene look familiar? It should. pic.twitter.com/G7ZfecJDuv — linda lambeck (@lclambeck) May 23, 2017 (video above is from a tweet by Connecticut Post report Linda Lambeck’s) As you can see, this exchange has happened before. Bridgeport Board of Education member Maria Pereira has been fighting with former City Attorney Mark Anastasi (and the city as… Continue reading Are We Really Back Here Again? Fighting Over City-Run After-School Program Boils Over
UPDATE: Good news. On Monday, no vote on this issue took place. That doesn’t mean that the school board can’t change the busing distance, just that a decision has yet to be made. As of yet, the issue is not on any upcoming agendas. On Monday, the Bridgeport Board of Education may vote on changing the… Continue reading UPDATE: Bridgeport Parents Stage 1.5 Mile Protest Walk Against Busing Policy Change
It looks like Bridgeport’s school board members might be back in court again. Earlier this week, it was revealed that school board member, Maria Pereira, is facing four complaints with the state Commission on Human Rights and Opportunity, including a complaint filed in September by outgoing interim Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz. To complicate matters, this may… Continue reading Bridgeport BOE Member Maria Pereira Facing Four Human Rights Complaints: Conspiracy or Long Overdue?
The Bridgeport Board of Education was full of surprises last night — after months of division, during their yearly organizational meeting, members unanimously voted in favor of electing Republican Joe Larcheveque as their chair. The nomination came as a shock even to Larcheveque, who appeared startled when Howard Gardner announced he was nominating him for… Continue reading Bridgeport BOE Elect Joe Larcheveque As Chair; Resume Meetings
It looks like the Bridgeport Board Of Education is capable of agreeing on something — yesterday evening the school board met as a nine-member panel for the first time in months for a special board meeting, where they unanimously voted to appoint Aresta Johnson to the position of interim superintendent. Johnson, a Waterbury native who… Continue reading Bridgeport Board Of Education Appoints New Interim Superintendent
On Monday, November 21, 2016, FaithActs for Education, is hosting a community forum with the Bridgeport Board of Education. The event will take place at Cathedral of Praise, 45 Gregory Street, Bridgeport, CT, at 6:00 PM. “Bridgeport deserves better from its elected Board of Education,” reads the organization’s press release, likely in reference to the… Continue reading FaithActs Hosts Community Forum With MOST Of Bridgeport’s Board of Education
I should congratulate Maria Pereira! She finally got her way. To the detriment of 21,000 Bridgeport children, she’s finally pushed Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz out of the district. Good Job. With her help, Bridgeport became the third urban school district this month to abruptly lose its superintendent mid-year. In her resignation letter, sent on Wednesday and addressed to school… Continue reading Bridgeport Superintendent Resigns: Yet Another Victim Of Hostile School Board Politics
As of October 1st, the Bridgeport Board of Education has gone an entire month without holding a single regular school board meeting. That means for the month of September all decisions were halted, including the rehiring of kindergarten paraprofessionals and the search for a new superintendent. “The truth is this would never fly in Greenwich.… Continue reading The Month Without Meetings: Bridgeport Board Of Education Boycott Continues, While Residents Hold Their Own In Protest
Last Wednesday, about 40 parents gathered in front of Geraldine Johnson School in Bridgeport, demanding the resignation of the school board member Maria Pereira. The situation has gotten so bad, that some are even asking for state intervention. “This is only happening in Bridgeport, Connecticut,” said parent Wanda Simmons during the rally. “Our children are… Continue reading Will Things Ever Really Change? CCJEF Appeal Or Not, Bridgeport Needs State Leaders To Act!