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Entries Tagged as 'Sauda Baraka'

The Day Finch’s Dubious 2012 Ballot Question Was Defeated

November 5th, 2017 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

In the 2012 general election for president a municipal ballot question appeared that broke records for money spent to influence a city vote: “Shall the City of Bridgeport approve and adopt the Charter changes as recommended by the Charter Revision Commission and approved by the City Council, including education governance reforms.” Translation: Mayor Bill Finch […]

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African American, Latino Studies Mandated To Graduate

November 1st, 2017 · 23 Comments · Education, News and Events

In city schools about half of the 21,000 students are Latino and 35 percent African American. As a result the Board of Education will require a half-year course in African American Studies, Caribbean/Latin American Studies or Perspective on Race to graduate high school starting with the Class of 2022.

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The Political Buzz Of Party Insiders

October 11th, 2017 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Library, News and Events

This forum should be a beauty. Former State Rep. Chris Caruso and ex-City Council members Lisa “Honey” Parziale and Rick Torres on the same panel discussing the ultimate insiders of politics, town committees. All three have served on town committees, with Caruso and Torres once chairs of their respective Democratic and Republican parties in the […]

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Baraka Named Chair Of Bridgeport Working Families Party, Endorsements For School Board Announced

August 22nd, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Sauda Baraka has carried the banner of the Connecticut Working Families Party since her election to the Board of Education on that line in 2009. She’s leaving the school board in November but her presence with the WFP will remain as the chair of the newly created Bridgeport WFP Town Committee.

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Please Figure This Out–The Puzzle Of Party Endorsements

July 20th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

This is a weird–and potentially transforming–election cycle. Several Board of Education members are packing it in, it appears, including Republicans Joe Larcheveque and Annette Segarra-Negron, and now, according to Democratic political operatives Rafael Fonseca. But, GOP sources say, Larcheveque is now on the fence.

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Cops And Cuts, City Council Candidate Weighs In On School Board Decisions

July 19th, 2017 · 105 Comments · Education, News and Events

Kyle Langan, a candidate for City Council in the West Side 132nd District, teaches 8th grade literature at Achievement First Bridgeport, a charter school. In this commentary he laments recent Board of Education decisions regarding school resource officers and the city’s Lighthouse afterschool program. As a teacher in Bridgeport, if you were to ask me […]

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Larcheveque, Segarra-Negron Not Seeking Election To School Board

July 5th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Republican Town Chair Mike Garrett is searching for candidates to run for Board of Education seats currently held by Joe Larcheveque, the chair, and Annette Segarra-Negron, both of whom are not seeking reelection in November, according to Garrett.

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Who’s ‘Public Enemy’ Number 1 On School Board? Pereira Battles Gardner

June 24th, 2017 · 115 Comments · Education, News and Events

#bridgeport boe member maria pereira didn’t get her way. Her response as meeting continues pic.twitter.com/os54Pms5zx — linda lambeck (@lclambeck) June 22, 2017 Is Maria Pereira the school board’s new DJ? What was once a relatively solid school board coalition could be experiencing a meltdown following Pereira’s unique music-attention strategy–blasting the song “Fight the Power” on […]

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