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Entries Tagged as 'John Bagley'

The Quest For A New Harding High, Working Families Party More Concerned About Kids Or Politics?

April 10th, 2014 · 69 Comments · Education, News and Events

Bridgeport needs a replacement for the antiquated hulk called Harding High School. The money is in place, but time is running short to approve the site plan. Does the Connecticut Working Families Party that controls the Board of Education understand that? Education Bridgeport scribe Megan DeSombre writes the school board is “completely ignoring the fact […]

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Will Harding Be Bagley’s Airball?

April 8th, 2014 · 14 Comments · Education, News and Events

Board of Education member John Bagley was a star hoopster at Harding where students are forced to learn under challenging conditions. The money is in place for a new high school. Will Bags make it happen? From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: Saying that the current Harding High School poses as much or more of […]

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OIB Rewind: Will Malloy Critic Maria Pereira, Bridgeport Working Families Party Chair, Make Nice For His Reelection?

April 1st, 2014 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

This OIB story first published Oct. 25, 2013: Outgoing Board of Education member Maria Pereira, elected as a member of the Connecticut Working Families Party, has been a lightning rod since her win in 2009, even accusing local Democrats of a “plantation” mentality. (See video.) In 2012 she confronted Governor Dan Malloy in a testy exchange during the governor’s […]

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Baraka On Sandra’s Kase, Wants Her Gagged For Speaking Out Against Principal That Dragged Children

February 25th, 2014 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Board of Education President Sauda Baraka wants Sandra Kase’s head after the school district’s chief administrative officer dared to reiterate what was already known, administrative leadership recommended the termination of Tisdale school principal Carmen Perez Dickson caught on film dragging kindergarten children down the hallway last year that triggered protests from parents when the school […]

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Kase: “Shocking” Principal Should Have Been Fired, News 12 Airs Videos Of Principal Dragging Students

February 22nd, 2014 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

News 12 on Friday released videos showing Tisdale School principal Carmen Perez Dickson dragging kindergarten children down the hallway that last year triggered protests from parents and a six-month suspension that critics say should have been termination including Chief Administrative Officer Sandra Kase who reiterated her position today, calling the incident “shocking.” A parent provided the videos […]

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Lopez, Pereira Shoot Jump Shots For Bagley, Jeopardize New High School To Replace Harding

February 13th, 2014 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education

The Working Families Party alliance that controls the Board of Education is doing all it can to torpedo a new city high school slated for construction on GE property on Boston Avenue. They say the site of a former munitions factory is too dirty, irrespective of the fact site must be cleaned to residential standards […]

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Is John Bagley A School Board Puppet For The Working Families Party?

February 12th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Megan DeSombre, who publishes the Education Bridgeport website, shares her take and video from Tuesday night’s meeting about a much-needed new high school that the Working Families Party-controlled school board turned into a political snowball fight. Will the power-hungry WFP demagogues prevail? Last night’s Board of Education Facilities Committee Meeting was “open to the public.” […]

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