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Entries Tagged as 'John Ramos'

Dueling Letters: Kelleher Highlights Progress In Schools–Pereira And Baraka Respond

August 24th, 2012 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Maria Pereira and Sauda Baraka, the two Working Families Party members on the elected Board of Education take issue with an essay written by Jacqueline Kelleher, Sacred Heart University professor, who sits on the state-appointed board but seeks to validate her spot as one of three endorsed Democrats running in the September 4 special election […]

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Ca-Ching! Ramos, Cops Lead Highest 2011 City Wage Earners

April 17th, 2012 · 25 Comments · City Budget, Law Enforcement

CT Post reporter Dan Tepfer issues this report about the city’s highest wage earners in 2011. John Ramos, fired as school chief last year after throwing in the towel to support a state takeover of education, led the pack followed by a number of city police officials, traditional among the highest earners as a result […]

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What’s The Concept Of Checks And Balances?

February 9th, 2012 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

John Marshall Lee, resilient community watchdog, has spent oodles of time attending City Council, Board of Education, Planning & Zoning Commission hearings and more to fill up OIB readers about the city’s decision-making process. He shares in a commentary below observations about Acting Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas’ presentation to close a budget deficit and reposition […]

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Are You Dizzy From The Dramatic School Changes?

December 22nd, 2011 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

A vanquished elected Board of Education, replaced by a state-appointed school board, resignation of Superintendent John Ramos followed by the appointment of accomplished school administrators Paul Vallas and Sandra Kase to guide the system in a new direction. Talk about a top-side powerwashing.

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Paul Vallas: ‘Decades Of Experience In School Finance and Turnaround Success’–Challenged Blagojevich For Governor

December 20th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events

A number of articles, many of them positive, pop up in an Internet search of Paul Vallas, the new Acting Superintendent of Schools. He has navigated thorny political districts such as Chicago, New Orleans and Philadelphia. He’s expected to be here perhaps a year or until a permanent school chief is in place. Makes it a lot easier […]

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John Ramos Love Fest

December 7th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Former Mayor John Fabrizi was among the many who saluted outgoing Superintendent of Schools John Ramos at a farewell dinner last weekend at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn. Ramos lobbied the state to take control of city schools. Throwing in the towel meant it was just a matter of time before Ramos would be told to depart. The search […]

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The Supremes Must Make A Decision On City Schools

December 5th, 2011 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

The Connecticut Supreme Court will decide if the state takeover of city schools, with a newly appointed board, is legal. Dethroned school board members, candidates for school board and parents claim the decision to terminate local control has caused disenfranchisement. Lawyers for the plaintiffs and defendants have made their legal pitches to the state’s highest court. Hopefully the […]

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The School Chief’s Obligation

October 14th, 2011 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education

What qualities do you want in a new superintendent of schools? John Ramos by most accounts is a bright, honorable guy on his way out the door after begging the state to take control of the school system because he could not. It’s a damning declaration for an education professional to throw in the towel. […]

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