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Entries Tagged as 'Sauda Baraka'

OIB Rewind: Will Malloy Critic Maria Pereira, Bridgeport Working Families Party Chair, Make Nice For His Reelection?

April 1st, 2014 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

This OIB story first published Oct. 25, 2013: Outgoing Board of Education member Maria Pereira, elected as a member of the Connecticut Working Families Party, has been a lightning rod since her win in 2009, even accusing local Democrats of a “plantation” mentality. (See video.) In 2012 she confronted Governor Dan Malloy in a testy exchange during the governor’s […]

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Is Baraka Picking And Choosing Attacks On School Board Members?

March 27th, 2014 · 28 Comments · Education, News and Events, Uncategorized

Megan DeSombre, who hosts the Education Bridgeport website, writes that Board of Education President Sauda Baraka allows attacks on fellow board members she does not like, especially former school board leader Ken Moales. From DeSombre: According to Bridgeport’s Working Families Party-controlled Board of Education, rules only apply to some. At Monday night’s board meeting, in […]

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Baraka On Sandra’s Kase, Wants Her Gagged For Speaking Out Against Principal That Dragged Children

February 25th, 2014 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Board of Education President Sauda Baraka wants Sandra Kase’s head after the school district’s chief administrative officer dared to reiterate what was already known, administrative leadership recommended the termination of Tisdale school principal Carmen Perez Dickson caught on film dragging kindergarten children down the hallway last year that triggered protests from parents when the school […]

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Kase: “Shocking” Principal Should Have Been Fired, News 12 Airs Videos Of Principal Dragging Students

February 22nd, 2014 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

News 12 on Friday released videos showing Tisdale School principal Carmen Perez Dickson dragging kindergarten children down the hallway that last year triggered protests from parents and a six-month suspension that critics say should have been termination including Chief Administrative Officer Sandra Kase who reiterated her position today, calling the incident “shocking.” A parent provided the videos […]

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Lopez, Pereira Shoot Jump Shots For Bagley, Jeopardize New High School To Replace Harding

February 13th, 2014 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education

The Working Families Party alliance that controls the Board of Education is doing all it can to torpedo a new city high school slated for construction on GE property on Boston Avenue. They say the site of a former munitions factory is too dirty, irrespective of the fact site must be cleaned to residential standards […]

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What’s The Problem As Long As New High School Site Is Cleaned To Residential Standards

January 31st, 2014 · 24 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

As elected school board members express concerns about remediation efforts on the land off Boston Avenue proposed to replace Harding High School the city faces deadlines about funding sources, cost factors and restrictions on a new location. Local and state officials say construction cannot begin on the site of the former Remington Arms munitions plant […]

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Now In Charge, Baraka’s Role Reversal Center Stage On School Board

January 21st, 2014 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

Education Bridgeport is Megan DeSombre’s “attempt to publish an unvarnished look at what is happening in Bridgeport schools.” In her latest commentary under a headline “Bridgeport Board Working Overtime To Ignore Parents,” the city resident shellacks Board of Education President Sauda Baraka for betraying her mantra of involving parents in the school board process. In a […]

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