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Entries Tagged as 'Maria Pereira'

‘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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Pereira Confronts Another Charter School Proponent

September 8th, 2014 · 49 Comments · Education, News and Events

  Former school board member Maria Pereira on Sunday continued her challenge of paid canvassers working for Families for Excellent Schools, the charter school advocacy group circulating petitions to present to the Board of Education “in support of system-wide change that would give every Bridgeport student access to a high-quality school.” Pereira, on video, once […]

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Pro Charter School Group Continues Petition Drive To Create Change

September 5th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Education, News and Events

Families for Excellent Schools, the charter school advocacy group whose canvasser was confronted this week by former school board member Maria Pereira, announced on Friday it has gathered signatures from more than 5,000 Bridgeport residents “in support of system-wide change that would give every Bridgeport student access to a high-quality school.”

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Pereira Places Charter School Proponent On Video Hot Seat, Education Debate Follows

September 3rd, 2014 · 50 Comments · Education, News and Events

  Former school board member Maria Pereira, an opponent of charter schools, turned street reporter in front of Dunbar School on Tuesday confronting a paid canvasser for a pro-charter school organization who described Bridgeport as the worst performing school district in the country. The exchange between Pereira and the canvasser illustrates the gulf between pro-charter […]

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Ken Moales’ “Rat” Problem

August 26th, 2014 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

Former Board of Education member Maria Pereira no longer attends school board meetings in an official capacity, but she is present at just about every meeting as a citizen. A commentary she wrote for a prior post is republished below describing in part the first regular meeting on Monday as kids head back to school, […]

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