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Democracy is not a ‘technicality’

Some decriers have tried to diminish the Connecticut Supreme Court decision regarding the illegal state takeover of the Bridgeport Board of Education. These spin masters, led by Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch and his sycophants, […] Continue Reading…


Schools lawsuit in hands of top court

The right of the people of Bridgeport to elect the members of the Bridgeport Board of Education was argued before the Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday, Oct. 27. The court was considering three cases […] Continue Reading…


Bridgeport: playground of the powerful and privileged

It is well-established in our representative democracy, that the power of government is shared among three equal branches; the Judicial, the Legislative and the Executive. Fearful as the drafters of our federal and state […] Continue Reading…


Examining the school board model

Later this month, Connecticut’s highest court will decide to either allow the state-appointed school board to remain at the helm of Bridgeport’s schools, or to bring the previous elected board back to power. “We […] Continue Reading…


Candidates, issues and process matter

We were witness to a Democratic primary full of candidates, issues and surprises. John Gomes was the first to enter the race. Early in 2010, he was very enthusiastic about the election and walking […] Continue Reading…


Ends do not justify the means

It has been said that in order to understand and make sense of the present, we must have some level of clarity of the events and factors that led us into the present. While […] Continue Reading…


School board makeup sparks selective outrage

On Wednesday, Aug. 10, the front page of the Connecticut Post declared that “Bridgeport Hispanics BOE Snub Leads to Angry Letters.” Former State Representative Edna Garcia, a dedicated and committed member of the Latino […] Continue Reading…


The pursuit of political power and its dangers

Political power is generally defined as the capacity to influence the public affairs of a community, a state and/or a nation. Political power may be acquired through either the electoral process or the appointive […] Continue Reading…


Why I will not apply for a seat on the newly appointed Bridgeport Board of Education

While I do not delude myself into thinking that the interim commissioner of the state Board of Education would ever appoint me to his soon-to-be created Bridgeport Board of Education, I believe that those […] Continue Reading…


Bellinger, Finch and Ramos: The unholy trinity of power, arrogance and incompetence

The Unholy Trinity of power arrogance and incompetence was prominently on display on July 5 during a special meeting of the Bridgeport Board of Education held in the cafeteria of Cesar Batalla Elementary School. […] Continue Reading…


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