Complimentary of all six Democrats running in Tuesday’s school board primary, the Connecticut Post has endorsed the challenge slate Andre Baker, Howard Gardner and Dave Hennessey. Editorial follows:
The Connecticut Post believes the best way to return the focus to where it needs to be–on the children of Bridgeport public schools–and away from petty politics is to support in Tuesday’s Democratic primary the slate of three challengers who did not win their party’s endorsement: Howard Gardner, David Hennessey and Andre Baker.
All three are passionate defenders of public education. They each boast enviable resumes, and have shown their commitment to bettering the lives of city school children–Gardner in community service, Hennessey as a teacher and Baker as an independent voice on the City Council.
The three endorsed candidates, the Rev. Simon Castillo, Katie Bukovsky and Brandon Clark, also have many qualities that would make them worthy candidates. Each seems to be motivated most of all by a desire to do what’s right, to help improve the lives of the city’s young people. All six candidates say they support an audit of the school system’s budget. All six also agreed that the rancor that’s characterized school board meetings in recent months has to stop.
Full editorial here.