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Entries Tagged as 'Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition'

Child Advocacy Group Hosts Legislative Forum

December 3rd, 2012 · No Comments · Education, News and Events

A week after announcing bad news regarding the city’s child poverty rate, the Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition will host the Bridgeport Children’s Issues Dialogue 2012, Tuesday 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Mount Aery Baptist Church, 73 Frank Street. Several members of the city’s state legislative delegation are expected to participate as well as more than […]

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Bridgeport Child Advocacy Report Highlights Spike In Number Of City Children Living In Poverty

November 28th, 2012 · 4 Comments · News and Events

The Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition on Tuesday issued its 2012 State of the Child in Bridgeport that reveals “children in Bridgeport living below the federal poverty line rose from 31 percent in 2010 to almost 40 percent in 2011–two and a half times the statewide rate of 15 percent and three times the Fairfield County […]

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The Power Of Organized Opposition And A Large Voter Turnout Defeat Ballot Question

November 7th, 2012 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

What did we learn from the defeat of the education ballot question? The traditional Democratic Party apparatus, even well financed, is vulnerable to defeat in higher turnout elections, especially in the face of organized opposition. Small election turnouts they can control, large turnouts they cannot.

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Historic Spending To Influence Charter Question–The Fight To Control School Board

October 29th, 2012 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

The Town of Bridgeport was incorporated in 1821. The City of Bridgeport incorporated in 1836. At no time in the history of Connecticut’s most populous city has a local general election, be it candidates for office, or a charter question, or any of the above combined in a single cycle, experienced the money financing the Nov. […]

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Bridgeport Parents: Why I’m Voting Yes On Charter Question–Megabucks Spent On Ballot Effort

October 25th, 2012 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The education reform group Excel Bridgeport www.excelbridgeport.com has released its latest video featuring several city parents in support of a yes vote for the Nov. 6 charter question that if approved by voters will empower Mayor Bill Finch to appoint school board members. Advocates on both sides of the charter question have launched an intense […]

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Vote No, Vote Yes, Vote No, Vote Yes–The Schizo Dueling Headquarters For Battle Over School Board Question

October 24th, 2012 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

As if city pols aren’t paranoid enough! The forces powering the messages that will determine if school board members remain elected by voters or selected by Mayor Bill Finch have a regular Smith versus Jones war playing out on Stratford Avenue near Central Avenue in the East End. Vote No is plastered on the headquarters […]

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Finch Channels Parents: ‘Maybe My Kid Would Be Better In This School’–The Case For A Charter Yes Vote

October 22nd, 2012 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The political action committee Residents For A Better Bridgeport has produced three new videos that makes the case to voters, if you want to continue progress for children “vote yes for charter reform.” If this charter question goes down in flames it won’t be for the lack of trying by Mayor Bill Finch and supporters […]

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Here Rhee Come! Kevin Johnson To Visit City For Education Forum–Students First Enters Ballot Question

October 19th, 2012 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Kevin Johnson, mayor of Sacramento, CA and husband of education reform advocate Michelle Rhee, will visit Bridgeport on Sunday as Mayor Bill Finch amps up his effort to persuade city electors to support a yes vote on the Nov. 6 charter question that if approved would grant him the power to appoint members to the […]

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