After over a year, New Haven’s Board of Education finally appointed a new superintendent, Bridgeport native Dr. Carol Birks — and boy, does she already have her hands full politically. On the eve of Monday’s school board vote, about fifty protestors organized a rally against her appointment on the steps of New Haven’s city hall. According to… Continue reading New Haven Gets New Superintendent Amidst “Community” Unrest: Who Is Actually Fueling The Outrage & Misinformation?
How much does it cost to get state legislators to ignore the calls of thousands of parents? Apparently, for the two largest teachers unions, around $6,500. According to the National Institute on Money in State Politics, a state campaign finance watchdog website, and state finance filings, that’s the amount of direct campaign contributions collectively received… Continue reading Are State Teachers’ Unions Gunning to Halt Charter Schools?
For Bridgeport residents it’s probably hard to believe that a school board and a charter school could collaborate on anything, but only a few miles up the road, New Haven is once again proving us all wrong. According to the New Haven Independent, New Haven Public Schools and Achievement First are looking into a partnership… Continue reading In New Haven, Public and Charter Schools Look to Collaborate on Innovative New School