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 […]
Entries Tagged as 'Leticia Colon'
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
Tags: Andre Baker·Bobby Simmons·Carmen Dickson·CT Post·David Hennessey·Eric Stewart-Alicea·Hernan Illingworth·Howard Gardner·Jacqueline Kelleher·Joe Larcheveque·John Bagley·John Slater·Ken Moales·Leticia Colon·Linda Conner Lambeck·Maria Pereira·Paul Vallas·Sandra Kase·Sauda Baraka·Tom Mulligan
October 15th, 2013 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education
What must Republicans do to win seats on the Board of Education? Judging by the GOP strategy so far running as a team is not on the list. The three candidates for Board of Education Joe Larcheveque, Steve Best and John Weldon are presenting themselves as individual alternative choices to the status quo rather than […]
August 21st, 2013 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Former City Councilman Joel “Speedy” Gonzalez has a taste for reviewing campaign finance reports he claims contain dubious information provided by city political operatives. He’s attempting to turn a Democratic South End political organization into a cause célèbre with his filing of a campaign finance complaint. Joel represented this political district when he served on the […]
August 12th, 2013 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education
Maria Pereira, who’s not seeking another four-year term to the Board of Education, certainly added zest to school board meetings following her election in 2009 running on the Connecticut Working Families Party line.
August 5th, 2013 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education
If 2009 is a barometer for this year’s general election for Board of Education and City Council seats, the turnout will be death valley.
Tags: Andre Baker·Bill Finch·Bobby Simmons·Brandon Clark·David Hennessey·Ed Gomes·Ernie Newton·Howard Gardner·John Bagley·Katie Bukovsky·Leticia Colon·Maria Pereira·Mary-Jane Foster·Pat Crossin·Paul Vallas·Sauda Baraka·Simon Castillo
July 25th, 2013 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events
A coalition of political activists including the Connecticut Working Families Party and Bridgeport Education Association that represents city school teachers have fanned out across the city to try to secure signatures to qualify a Democratic challenge slate against endorsed candidates for Board of Education. A lot is riding on this for both Mayor Bill Finch […]
Tags: Andre Baker·Bill Finch·Bobby Simmons·Brandon Clark·Ed Gomes·Ernie Newton·Howard Gardner·Katie Bukovsky·Leticia Colon·Lisa "Honey" Parziale·Maria Pereira·Paul Vallas·Sauda Baraka·Simon Castillo·Tom Mulligan
July 23rd, 2013 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events
City Democrats Monday night endorsed three newcomers for Board of Education at a party convention at Testo’s Restaurant. A challenge slate is expected to pull petition papers Tuesday (today) to try to secure signatures from five percent of registered Democrats to wage a September primary.
Tags: Aidee Nieves·AmyMarie Vizzo-Paniccia·Andre Baker·Angel DePara·Bill Finch·Bob Halstead·Bobby Simmons·Brandon Clark·Carlos Silva·Charlie Coviello·Danny Roach·Denese Taylor-Moye·Dennis Scinto·Ed Gomes·Ernie Newton·Fleeta Hudson·Howard Austin·Howard Gardner·Jack Banta·Jasper McLevy·Jim Holloway·John Olson·Katie Bukovsky·Leticia Colon·Lisa "Honey" Parziale·Lydia Martinez·M. Evette Brantley·Manuel Ayala·Maria Valle·Mario Testa·Michelle Lyons·Mike Marella·Milta Feliciano·Mitch Robles·Paul Vallas·Rich Paoletto·Simon Castillo·Steven Stafstrom·Sue Brannelly·Testo's Restaurant·Tom McCarthy·Tom Mulligan·Trish Swain·Warren Blunt