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Entries Tagged as 'Families for Excellent Schools'

Rosario Urges Fair Funding Of School Choice

March 20th, 2017 · 39 Comments · Education, News and Events

Declaring “Connecticut’s schools of choice change thousands of lives in and beyond Bridgeport, and open thousands of doors for our state’s neediest students,” State Rep. Chris Rosario on Monday joined charter school advocates and parents at the State Capitol urging fair funding for “public schools of choice including public charter schools and magnet schools.”

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Charter School Advocates Open Wallets

May 13th, 2015 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events

From Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, CT Mirror: The cost to bus charter school students and advocates to rallies: $87,870. The cost of providing them food from Subway: $14,040.

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‘Burning The Bridge To Save It’–Repentant Reformer Talks Education

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.

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The Battle Of Protests: Charter School Advocates Versus Opponents

March 26th, 2015 · 27 Comments · Education, News and Events

Charter school advocates rallying on Thursday to oppose a legislative proposal inside a city school had competition outside from education activists who support a two-year moratorium on the independently run schools that they say suck resources from traditional education districts such as special needs costs.

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Charter School Group Opposes Legislative Moratorium

March 20th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Education, News and Events

Following a hearing by the Connecticut General Assembly’s Education Committee, a pro charter school organization has launched a campaign to oppose legislation placing a moratorium on new charter schools.

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Would An Employee Of Macy’s Be Allowed To Serve On The Board Of Lord & Taylor?

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 […]

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Parent Leader Asserts School Board Supporters Of Kadisha Are Turn Coates–Coates: Let’s Fix ‘Broken System’

November 24th, 2014 · 14 Comments · Education, News and Events

As she prepares for her first official meeting Monday as the newly selected member of the Board of Education, Kadisha Coates should have plenty of observant company, including Tammy Boyle, the District Parent Advisory Council president, and former school board member Maria Pereira, opposed to her replacing John Bagley who resigned more than a month […]

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Charter Education Group Urges Improvement For All Schools

September 22nd, 2014 · 8 Comments · Education, News and Events

News release from the charter school advocacy group Families for Excellent Schools: Families for Excellent Schools, a parent advocacy group that has been organizing members throughout Bridgeport, and canvassing to register voters and to build support for a united plan to improve schools, has surpassed its petition goal by more than 5,000. Amid increasing concern […]

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