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Post Calls Vallas Ruling The Latest Failure

June 29th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Education, News and Events

The editorial board of the Connecticut Post that supported a ballot question for a mayoral-appointed Board of Education defeated by city voters last November writes:

There is no celebration over a court ruling Friday that removes Superintendent Paul Vallas as head of Bridgeport public schools. It means yet more turmoil for a struggling system desperately in need of continuity. No matter what happens on appeal, there will be doubt and uncertainty throughout the summer months and into the start of the next school year.

And yet it is impossible to miss the pattern that has played itself out over the past two years. This has been a nonstop rush of cut corners, secret deals and special treatment that started with the abdication of the elected Bridgeport Board of Education in the summer of 2011, almost exactly two years ago.

No one ever doubted that the school system desperately needed help, and still does today. But all the planning for the school board takeover by the state happened behind closed doors, with no one outside the circle of plotters, including three members of the school board itself, aware of what was happening until it was posted as an agenda item just before a holiday weekend.

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  • Fluckarella

    Hail Norm Pattis!

  • Dave Walker

    The is just the latest in a string of embarrassments for the City. Mayor Finch will be defeated in 2015 if he doesn’t leave before then. Real change is coming to Bridgeport. We The People have had enough of the conflicts and incompetence by many of our current elected officials.

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