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 […]
Entries Tagged as 'Paul Vallas'
January 12th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
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. […]
Tags: Bill Finch·Bob "Troll" Walsh·Chris Murphy·CT Post·Dan Malloy·David Walker·Dick Blumenthal·Ernie Newton·Excel Bridgeport·Fran Rabinowitz·General Electric·George Mintz·Harding High School·Howard Gardner·Joe Ganim·Joe Gaudett·John Marshall Lee·Mark Anastasi·Mary-Jane Foster·Pat Crossin·Paul Vallas·Tom McCarthy
‘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. […]
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 […]
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.
Tags: Andre Baker·Barack Obama·Bill Finch·Carmen Lopez·CT Post·David Hennessey·Enrique Torres·Ernie Newton·General Electric·Harding High School·Hernan Illingworth·Howard Gardner·Jacqueline Kelleher·Jim Callahan·Joe Larcheveque·John Bagley·Ken Moales·Maria Pereira·Marilyn Moore·Morgan Kaolian·Paul Vallas·Sauda Baraka
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 […]
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, […]
August 25th, 2014 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
Charter school advocacy organization Families for Excellent Schools, a growing presence in city education, has commenced a citywide grassroots “Unite Bridgeport” campaign to register new voters, receive input about the direction of city schools and share the gospel about the role of charter schools in the city.