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Bagley Fast Breaks From School Board, Resigns Elected Position

October 18th, 2014 · 45 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

John Bagley, the ex Harding High School hoop star who’s been engaged in disagreement with the city over construction of a new school, has resigned from the Board of Education. Bagley, a registered Democrat, was elected to the school board two years ago running on the Working Families Party line.

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‘Principled, Transparent And Ethical’ Public Officials Drives Debate

October 3rd, 2014 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Who says no one reads our stuff? Megan DeSombre, host of the website Education Bridgeport, weighs in on an OIB topic from a few days ago about pols and elected officials worthy of praise. Megan and former school board member Maria Pereira aren’t the best of buds. From DeSombre: “Can you name someone Principled, Transparent, […]

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Speedy Gonzalez Urges Support Of Peace And Progress Line

October 1st, 2014 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Former City Councilman Joel “Speedy” Gonzalez will appear on the November ballot as a petitioning candidate for Connecticut’s 130th State House seat occupied by Democrat Ezequiel Santiago. Winning the long-shot seat is not his ultimate goal. He’s looking to create an insurgent political party presence on the Peace and Progress line, as he shares in […]

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‘Principled, Transparent, Ethical’–Can You Name Someone?

September 30th, 2014 · 76 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, State Politics

On Monday, former Board of Education member Maria Pereira wrote in an OIB comment, “Unfortunately, there are so few Bridgeport politicians who are principled, transparent and ethical.” If that’s the case, why is it the case? And does Bridgeport own a monopoly on dubious decision making? If you start preening pols who are “principled, transparent […]

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‘Unite Bridgeport’ Organizers To Present Petition Campaign For Change To School Board

September 17th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Education, News and Events

  Families for Excellent Schools, the charter school advocacy group, is expected to submit more than 10,000 petition signatures to the Board of Education next week “in support of system-wide change that would give every Bridgeport student access to a high-quality school,” according to organizers.

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Video Sleuth Pereira Captures School Resource Officers Manning Charter School, Claims It’s Against Policy

September 17th, 2014 · 23 Comments · Cops, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Amanda Pinto, spokesperson for Achievement First, issued this email statement to OIB.  “The officers were not called to the school by a member of the AF Bridgeport Academy Elementary staff. They were there to assist with an issue unrelated to school. They were not SROs.” In her latest cinéma vérité that includes her voice-over, […]

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Video Battles–Pereira Accuses Charter School Advocate Of Hurling Her Keys Across Clinton Avenue

September 10th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Another day, another video, another battle. And this latest video features some feisty exchanges. Former Board of Education member Maria Pereira on Tuesday continued her reality film-roll challenge of canvassers working for Families for Excellent Schools, a charter school advocacy organization, accusing one of them of removing keys from her pocket and throwing them across […]

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