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Entries Tagged as 'Barbara Pouchet'

Special Election Result Provides Opening For Mayor To Win November Charter Question

September 6th, 2012 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

If there’s opposition to how Mayor Bill Finch has engineered a shakeup of city schools it did not resonate organizationally at the polls in Tuesday’s special election. You can have opposition. You can have organized opposition. They are two different things. In November voters will decide if they want to continue with an elected school […]

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Bagley And Pouchet: Vote Line C For Children

September 3rd, 2012 · 14 Comments · City Politics, Education

Working Families Party candidates for Board of Education John Bagley and Barbara Pouchet issued the following statement for Tuesday’s special election vote: Remember to vote. This is a critical election. It’s not just about who will be on the Board of Education, it’s also about whether we’ll have elections for the Board of Education in […]

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Troll Bails On Democrats, Supports Working Families Party Candidates For School Board

August 30th, 2012 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Bob “Troll” Walsh, who served for years as the resident curmudgeon on the City Council, writes in a commentary he’s supporting Working Families Party candidates John Bagley and Barbara Pouchet for school board in Tuesday’s special election to fill four seats. He says he’ll also be voting for petitioning candidate Karen Jackson. City electors may […]

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Does The City Charter Prohibit Leticia Colon From Serving On City Council And School Board?

August 29th, 2012 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

From the City Charter: No person while holding office as a member of the city council shall be a member of any of the boards of the city … Let’s reminisce about the future. The two candidates running on the Working Families Party line in Tuesday’s special election for Board of Education, John Bagley and […]

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Knock, Knock, Anyone Home? We Need You To Vote–Teachers Endorse Bags, Babs, Kelleher For School Board

August 28th, 2012 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

A coalition of community interests including clergy, education and social justice is urging Bridgeport voters to turn out for the Sept. 4 special election to fill four Board of Education seats the day after Labor Day. Maybe it’s time to scream from the highest point in the city (Whiskey Hill?) for everyone to step up. Isn’t it […]

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One Week Left Until The BOE Special Election–Absentee Ballots Lurking

August 27th, 2012 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, Library, News and Events

One week from Tuesday city voters will fill four Board of Education seats in a special election ordered by the Connecticut Supreme Court after it invalidated state control of city schools. This event is an intriguing appetizer–albeit important to the makeup of the school board–to the general election in November when city voters will decide […]

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School Board Candidates, Minus Two, Share Education Positions

August 23rd, 2012 · 7 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: Seven of nine candidates vying for four open seats on a reconstituted city school board fielded questions about testing, security, vouchers and even school lunches at a packed forum Wednesday.

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