Traffic to Megan DeSombre’s Education Bridgeport site has probably quadrupled the past few days as news outlets from around the state such as CT Capitol Report and Hartford Courant link stories of her continuing education editorial slash with former legislator turned blogger Jonathan Pelto. The vitriolic verbiage now has former school board member Maria Pereira in on the action. Maria’s not bashful about sharing an opinion, that’s for sure. Megan and Maria, defending Pelto’s honor, are warring on the Education Bridgeport Facebook page. And now Megan’s asserting the chair of the Bridgeport Working Families Party is “calling the shots” at school board meetings. Hey, Megan and Maria, how about a mud-wrestling match to settle all of this, two out of three falls? Open to venue suggestions.
Here’s a sampling of the latest from DeSombre. Check out Maria’s rejoinders here. And ladies, you’re more than welcome to join in on the fun here on OIB. Sharpen your claws, ladies.
As has previously been reported on this blog, Maria Pereira, local chair of Bridgeport’s Working Families Party, may have been caught calling the shots during public Board of Education meetings.[Education Bridgeport, 1/10/2014]
Her defense of those actions is not to be believed.
Pereira used to be a member of board, but she stepped down to take a position as local chair of the Working Families Party. These machinations now seem pretty transparent–Pereira, local chair of a union-funded political party, can now remain in the shadows issuing direction while the union-funded board negotiates contracts with the union.
All that hasn’t stopped Pereira from whispering in the ears of Working Families Party-aligned members of the board like John Bagley during public meetings. I caught it on tape, so there was no denying.