Declaring “since when do one’s political enemies get to select one’s legal representation,” Board of Education member Maria Pereira has asked the executive director of the State Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities to postpone procedural complaints alleging age and race discrimination against her until “the matter of my legal representation is resolved.”
Entries Tagged as 'Fran Rabinowitz'
January 29th, 2017 · 23 Comments · Education
January 1st, 2017 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Nationally, 2016 was the political year of Trump. If you like a good rodeo, prepare for a wild ride. But hey, Bridgeport politics is a breeding ground for ups and downs, right?
Merry Christmas! City To Pereira: Accept Our Lawyer Or Pay Personally To Defend Human Rights Complaints
December 23rd, 2016 · 47 Comments · Education, News and Events
If Board of Education member Maria Pereira chooses her own legal counsel to defend complaints filed against her with the state Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities she must pay for those services out of her own pocket, according to City Attorney R. Christopher Meyer who notified her that the city has retained the Hartford-based […]
December 20th, 2016 · 95 Comments · Education, News and Events
Board of Education member Maria Pereira is fending off four complaints, including one by outgoing acting school chief Fran Rabinowitz, filed with the state Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities alleging discrimination based on race. All four complainants are white females. Pereira is a white female. Rabinowitz, 67, also claims age discrimination. Pereira asserts the […]
December 19th, 2016 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education
Outgoing acting school chief Fran Rabinowitz will be honored Monday night at the City Council meeting in recognition of her “meritorious services and accomplishments during her tenure in the City.” Rabinowitz, a career educator, announced her resignation effective at the end of the year because, she says, Board of Education member Maria Pereira had a “negative […]
December 14th, 2016 · No Comments · Education, News and Events
From Dan Tepfer, CT Post: A Superior Court judge has thrown out the discrimination lawsuit a former city school principal filed against the Board of Education after she was suspended without pay for dragging young children along school corridors.
December 13th, 2016 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
UPDATE: videos from Megan DeSombre, Education Connecticut. In a surprise move transformed as the organizational meeting took its course, the Board of Education Monday night unanimously elected Republican Joe Larcheveque as chair, replacing Democrat Dennis Bradley who had sought another year as leader but pulled out when the votes evaporated. Bradley had dubiously boycotted regularly scheduled […]
December 6th, 2016 · 26 Comments · Education, News and Events
Aresta Johnson will become interim school chief when Fran Rabinowitz leaves the district at the end of the month while the Board of Education continues its search for a permanent leader.