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Entries Tagged as 'George Coleman'

Message From Pastor Bennett: Wake Up!

August 27th, 2011 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

Anthony Bennett, senior pastor of Mount Aery Baptist Church, weighs in on the state takeover of city schools with an enlightening commentary about the disenfranchisement of voters. From Pastor Bennett: From my faith tradition, there is an often quoted phrase that says “you better use it or lose it.” The point of this phrase was […]

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Coviello Withdraws Name From School Board Race To Rectify Candidate Excess–A Moot Point?

August 19th, 2011 · 9 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Still no official word from Democratic Register of Voters Sandi Ayala regarding ballot certification for Mary-Jane Foster and her slate of candidates for the September 13 primary for mayor.

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A Sobering Take On The BOE Takeover–’Selling Dreams To A Desperate People’

August 17th, 2011 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

Glover “Sonny” Gardner has commented on numerous city issues for many years. He grew up in the PT Barnum Housing Complex and has lived in the North End for the past 30 years. He is a Vietnam veteran that was part of the ‘can’t vote, but can be drafted.’ He shares his assessment on state control of […]

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Newest School Board Appointment Supports Finch

August 16th, 2011 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Hernan Illingworth, a supporter of Mayor Bill Finch, is the seventh appointment made by acting State Education Commissioner George Coleman to the state-controlled school oversight board. He is the outgoing president of the Parent Advisory Council. Illingworth is the second Finch campaign supporter Coleman has named to the board. Finch’s campaign treasurer Kenneth Moales is also a member. […]

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Will Supremes Decide BOE Complaints?

August 16th, 2011 · 2 Comments · City Politics, Education

The legal fight over the future of the Bridgeport Board of Education in the long term and presumably school board elections in the short term could be decided by the Connecticut Supreme Court.

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Carmen Lopez Says The Latino Outrage Is Misplaced

August 11th, 2011 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

If you’re ever involved in verbal warfare you want former Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez on your side. In her latest commentary over the blowtorching of the Bridgeport Board of Education Lopez addresses what some in the community say is acting State Education Commissioner George Coleman’s snub for failing to appoint a Latino to his new school-control panel. Coleman […]

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Dude Doesn’t Even Live In The State!

August 9th, 2011 · 28 Comments · Education, News and Events

Acting State Education Commissioner George Coleman appointed a New York state resident to serve on the state-controlled city Board of Education. CT Post columnist MariAn Gail Brown writes … What gives!

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Finch Seeks Cover For Latino Education Slight

August 8th, 2011 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Mayor Bill Finch’s campaign treasurer Rev. Ken Moales has been sworn in as a member of the state Board of Education supervising city schools, but the mayor was not able to persuade acting Education Commissioner George Coleman to appoint a Latino to the six-person panel. The mayor fired off a letter of complaint (or is it […]

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