Government watchdog John Marshall Lee attended the send-off session of the Board of Education last Monday as five newly elected members await their first full meeting December 9. He shares this report: As November comes to a close so does meeting activities of City elected officials. The most significant final meeting of a Board was last Monday […]
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December 2nd, 2013 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events
November 26th, 2013 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education
Update, Baraka has the votes Citing her experience, incoming Board of Education member Andre Baker who ran on both the Democratic and Connecticut Working Families Party line says he’ll support Sauda Baraka for school board chair. The school board with five new members will select officers at an organizational meeting in December. Democrat Dave Hennessey […]
November 20th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education
When the Board of Education meets for its organizational meeting December 9, it will have five new members to select a new chair. Working Families Party member Sauda Baraka and Democrat Dave Hennessey are trying to line up the votes for leadership among the nine members.
November 8th, 2013 · 55 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education
For eternal optimists in politics there was something positive to take away on a number of levels from Tuesday’s general election. The Connecticut Working Families Party won coalition control of the school board, beleaguered Republicans grabbed a school board seat and a City Council seat after shut out from meaningful elections for years and a […]
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November 6th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education
The tiny Connecticut Working Families Party, with just a few hundred registered voters throughout the state, has reached its goal of coalition control of the Board of Education, according to unofficial returns, with the reelection of Sauda Baraka and election of three Democrats its supporters helped in the September 10 primary that were also victorious […]
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Vallas Shocked Abusive Principal Not Terminated, GOP Condemns Baraka’s Vote, Baraka’s Conflict Of Interest, ‘Parents Disgusted … Open Season On Children’
November 1st, 2013 · 99 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events
UPDATE: Sauda Baraka, one of four Board of Education members Wednesday night who voted to rescue Tisdale School principal Carmen Perez Dickson from termination for dragging children through hallways, was represented by Dickson’s attorney when Baraka became a plaintiff challenging the state’s takeover of city schools in 2011. School board members Ken Moales and Maria […]
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Will Malloy Critic Maria Pereira, Bridgeport Working Families Party Chair, Make Nice For His Reelection?
October 25th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics
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 first road trip to promote his education reform […]