One petition wants Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas to stay, the other wants him sayonara. Ultimately, his welcome in Bridgeport will likely be decided by the Connecticut Supreme Court.
On one side is Jessica Martinez, a staffer with the education reform group Excel Bridgeport that supports Vallas. On the other side is Tammy Boyle, an elected member of the Parent Advisory Council, aligned with the Connecticut Working Families Party that has three of its members on the elected school board.
Bridgeport Public schools have been failing our children for over 30 years. Our children are not pushed to high expectations. We have phenomenal teachers that need support, amazing parents and parent leader that need support and to continue to grow. We need to hold the leaders of this district accountable for not producing the quality education our children need. Board of Ed, Superintendent, Teachers and Parents must partner in their children’s education. Paul Vallas is not the end all be all for Bridgeport but he is stirring things up and creating the change we need in the school system. Irrelevant people affiliated with political organizations/parties keep obstructing the progress in our schools. What is the alternative? What is their solution? Right, they don’t have one, other than keeping the failing system and accepting the status quo. I will NOT accept that for my children, family and friends. Let’s do something about it, let’s speak up and let our voices be heard. A house divided cannot stand, a house united will conquer!!! We need Paul Vallas, we need better schools, NOW!
Pro-Vallas petition here.
The city’s plans to use your tax dollars to appeal the court ruling that Paul Vallas is unqualified to be Superintendent of Bridgeport Public Schools, instead of educating children is appalling. That’s why Tammy Boyle, a Bridgeport school parent and elected member of the Parent Advisory Council, has started a petition demanding tax dollars go to education, not defending an unqualified superintendent.
Anti-Vallas petition here.