Reform

Maria Pereira Threatens a Charter School Supporter in Public Forum

Working Families Party leader Maria Pereira is in control of the Bridgeport Board of Education, and she knows it. That’s right, the leader of a local political faction is in control, not the chairwoman of the board itself, not the duly elected members of the board, not the elected leaders of the city and certainly… Continue reading Maria Pereira Threatens a Charter School Supporter in Public Forum

Reform

Bridgeport Board of Education Takes Sham Vote To Oppose Better Schools, Putting Politics Before Children

Obscene. That’s how I would describe the Bridgeport Board of Education’s actions at their regular meeting Monday night, where they voted 6-2 in favor of a moratorium against new charter schools in Bridgeport. Rather than allow Bridgeport’s public to weigh in, the board quickly pushed through this moratorium, making sure to get the vote in… Continue reading Bridgeport Board of Education Takes Sham Vote To Oppose Better Schools, Putting Politics Before Children

Budgets

The Working Families Party’s Pattern of Vindictive Behavior

For a political party which claims to be the champion of the disenfranchised, they sure do get vindictive if anyone steps out of line. Working Families Party boss Maria Pereira, probably taking cues from her mentor Carmen Lopez, struck back at Andy Fardy, former WFP supporter, after he made negative comments about the Working Families… Continue reading The Working Families Party’s Pattern of Vindictive Behavior

Students

Ex-judge Who Sued Bridgeport’s School District Now Serving as ‘Counsel’ for Union-controlled Parent Group

You remember Carmen Lopez. Last year, the ex-judge filed what was ultimately determined to be a spurious lawsuit alleging that the Bridgeport Board of Education was wrong to extend Paul Vallas’ contract, the State Board of Education and education commissioner were wrong to allow that extension and that a UConn professor had somehow lied. Lopez’s… Continue reading Ex-judge Who Sued Bridgeport’s School District Now Serving as ‘Counsel’ for Union-controlled Parent Group

Reform

My Commentary on The Atlantic’s Coverage of the Bridgeport School Board Election

On Tuesday, The Atlantic offered a one-sided commentary on Bridgeport’s Board of Education primary election results. The article opens with the statement: “Progressives and unions say a primary in Connecticut last week shows momentum is turning against the corporate-backed charter-school movement.” [The Atlantic, 9/17/2013] Of course, unions and the Working Families Party would promote their… Continue reading My Commentary on The Atlantic’s Coverage of the Bridgeport School Board Election