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School Board Member Bobby Simmons’ “Plantation Mentality” Claim–Real Or Imagined?

July 31st, 2013 · 48 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Bobby Simmons, a member of the Board of Education who’s not seeking reelection this year, claims in a commentary published in the Connecticut Post that Bridgeport’s city government “exhibits a plantation mentality.” He submitted the editorial, he writes, to place in context his recent “provocative” remarks quoted in a Post story “so their true meaning can […]

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School Board Challenge Slate Seeks Primary, Aided By Working Families Party And Education Union

July 25th, 2013 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

A coalition of political activists including the Connecticut Working Families Party and Bridgeport Education Association that represents city school teachers have fanned out across the city to try to secure signatures to qualify a Democratic challenge slate against endorsed candidates for Board of Education. A lot is riding on this for both Mayor Bill Finch […]

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Dems Endorse Three New School Board Candidates, Primary Possible

July 23rd, 2013 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

City Democrats Monday night endorsed three newcomers for Board of Education at a party convention at Testo’s Restaurant. A challenge slate is expected to pull petition papers Tuesday (today) to try to secure signatures from five percent of registered Democrats to wage a September primary.

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Candidates Lining Up For City Council And School Board

July 19th, 2013 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, Library, News and Events

On Monday Democrats will meet at the party convention to endorse candidates for City Council and Board of Education at Testo’s Restaurant, the epicenter of city politics, owned by Town Chairman Mario Testa. Republicans will do the same Tuesday night at the North End Library. What is usually a sleepy off-year election cycle is shaping […]

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Republicans Assail Working Families Party Members On School Board Over Termination Hearing

July 17th, 2013 · 10 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

City Republicans this November will be campaigning against incumbent members of the Working Families Party for elected school board seats. News release from the Bridgeport Republican Town Committee: The Bridgeport Republicans are united in supporting the termination of Principal Carmen Perez Dixon and are appalled at the actions of three “Working Families Party” Board of […]

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Ford Dealership Leverages Threat Of Newton’s Council Run In Support Of Baker’s School Board Candidacy

July 8th, 2013 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Starting July 16, endorsements by major political parties for municipal office can take place. The reality is, for Democrats at least, those party preferences will be pushed to the back end of the endorsement window of July 23 to lessen the time challenge candidates can secure signatures to petition their way onto the ballot, a […]

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Vallas Remains On Job, For Now–Vallas Supporters To Conduct Rally For School Chief

July 1st, 2013 · 55 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Supporters of Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas are organizing a rally for tonight (Monday) at 6 at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, 729 Union Avenue, hosted by Rev. Ken Moales, president of the Board of Education, according to Joshua Thompson, director for Education and Youth Policy-Deputy CAO for Education, Office of Mayor Bill […]

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Vallas, Facing Certification Challenge, To Appear On Bridgeport Now Show

June 25th, 2013 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas is scheduled to take live calls tonight (Tuesday) on Bridgeport Now, the cable show co-hosted by Jennifer Buchanan. The program starts 8 p.m. on Channel 88. It is also streamed live at www.soundviewtv.org. The number to call in is 203-345-0103.

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