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Entries Tagged as 'Paul Vallas'

Pereira Urges Legislators To Reject More Power For Ed Commissioner

March 7th, 2016 · 14 Comments · Education, News and Events

Board of Education member Maria Pereira, whose Democratic Town Committee slate in the 138th District swept all nine seats last week, is urging defeat of state legislation proposing greater authority for the state education commissioner to include lower performing schools in the Commissioner’s Network of Schools designed to increase achievement. In an email to the city’s […]

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The Never Ending Search For A Permanent School Chief Continues

January 12th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Fran Rabinowitz replaced lightning rod Paul Vallas as school chief on an interim basis and stayed on longer than expected, but now the Board of Education has started the process to ink a permanent superintendent. Has Rabinowitz had enough of the rollercoaster world of the school board with three chairs in three years? Plus some […]

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Top Stories March 2015: Ganim Moves Closer To Historic Comeback

December 22nd, 2015 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

OIB story highlights for March 2015. – Nothing like political star power to pad the campaign warchest. With “music and flavors of the East” Mayor Bill Finch enjoyed that Monday night at the Easton home of Bangalore Mahesh, owner of several Dunkin’ Donuts coffee franchises in Bridgeport, where Governor Dan Malloy and Connecticut’s two U.S. […]

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‘Manipulative And Deceitful Political Moves’ To Control City Schools, Cabrera Reveals Radical Policies To Privatize Public Education

March 27th, 2015 · 23 Comments · Education, News and Events

Jorge Cabrera, who worked for the pro-charter school organization Excel Bridgeport, blows the lid off Bridgeport’s “education reform movement” in a buyer’s remorse commentary titled “A Repentant Reformer’s Reflections.” He writes about wealthy interests, cultish Ivy Leaguers, pricey New York consultants and radical policies influencing control of public education through his former employer Excel Bridgeport. […]

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Pelto Hits Moales On Corporate Elite, Charter School Supporters

February 9th, 2015 · 7 Comments · Education, News and Events

From Jonathan Pelto: It won’t come as any surprise to those who have watched the on-going effort to undermine and denigrate the people of Bridgeport that the very same individuals and groups that worked so hard to take away democracy in Bridgeport and keep Paul Vallas in charge of Bridgeport’s School are now working overtime […]

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How Coalition Control Of School Board Self Destructed

November 17th, 2014 · 79 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education

In a September 2013 primary, insurgents wiped out the three Democratic-endorsed candidates for Board of Education providing an embarrassing political moment for Mayor Bill Finch’s education agenda and solidifying coalition control of school policy between the Connecticut Working Families Party and education advocates opposed to the mayor. What a difference a year makes.

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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 · 40 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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