OIB story highlights for March 2015. – Nothing like political star power to pad the campaign warchest. With “music and flavors of the East” Mayor Bill Finch enjoyed that Monday night at the Easton home of Bangalore Mahesh, owner of several Dunkin’ Donuts coffee franchises in Bridgeport, where Governor Dan Malloy and Connecticut’s two U.S. […]
Entries Tagged as 'Excel Bridgeport'
December 22nd, 2015 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events
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April 9th, 2015 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events
Jorge Cabrera whose recent buyer’s remorse essay excoriated the charter school reform movement shared some additional thoughts with public education advocate Jennifer Berkshire who hosts the EduShyster website. He addresses the partnership of several organizations in the cause of expanding charter schools that receive public funds but run independently of traditional school districts.
‘Manipulative And Deceitful Political Moves’ To Control City Schools, Cabrera Reveals Radical Policies To Privatize Public Education
March 27th, 2015 · 23 Comments · Education, News and Events
Jorge Cabrera, who worked for the pro-charter school organization Excel Bridgeport, blows the lid off Bridgeport’s “education reform movement” in a buyer’s remorse commentary titled “A Repentant Reformer’s Reflections.” He writes about wealthy interests, cultish Ivy Leaguers, pricey New York consultants and radical policies influencing control of public education through his former employer Excel Bridgeport. […]
January 30th, 2015 · 17 Comments · Education, News and Events
In a commentary that first appeared in the Connecticut Post, the leader of the District Parent Advisory Council Tammy Boyle shares a pointed perspective about conflicts impacting the parent group. As president of the District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) of the Bridgeport Public Schools, I felt compelled to respond to the letter entitled “Bridgeport Parents […]
August 25th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Education, News and Events
The education advocacy group Excel Bridgeport has named Damien Conners as the new executive director. From Excel Bridgeprt Board of Directors: Previously, Damien served as the National Executive Director and COO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Inc. (SCLC)—an organization led and co-founded by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Among other accomplishments during his tenure at […]
June 10th, 2014 · 71 Comments · Education, News and Events
Members of the Board of Education must “put their ‘weapons’ down and focus on finding common ground and pursue a course of solutions based on problem solving instead of finger pointing and hostile acts,” according to a letter signed by 12 city pastors. Jorge Cabrera, a community organizer for the education advocacy group Excel Bridgeport, […]
May 7th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education
Board of Education member Howard Gardner takes the wood to Bill Finch about the mayor’s commitment to city schools. In a commentary also published by the CT Post, Gardner condemns the “education mayor” for circumventing the state’s Minimum Budget Requirement to fund schools. The Bridgeport Board of Education (BBOE) is burdened with a teaching/learning infrastructure that […]
March 18th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
Maria Zambrano, executive director of the education advocacy group Excel Bridgeport that supported initiatives advanced by former school chief Paul Vallas, has announced she will leave the organization March 28.