A report from Bridgeport, Connecticut:
Connecticut Working Families Party
30 Arbor Street, Suite 210, Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 523-1699 http://www.connecticutworkingfamilies.org
For an event occurring on
February 25th, 2013, 4 pm
Advisory – Parents Call on Bridgeport Board of Education not to renew Paul Vallas’ Contract as Superintendent
For more information contact Taylor Leake at (860) 670-1408 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents of students at schools run by corporate reformer Paul Vallas – including Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he is the current Interim Superintendent, and Chicago, where he was CEO of Public Schools from 1995 to 2001 – will speak out about the negative impact he has had on their children’s education. They will urge the Bridgeport Board of Education not to renew Vallas’ contract, which the Board is scheduled to vote on at the March 11th meeting.
Paul Vallas is paid a quarter-million dollars a year in a city where the average household income is barely an eighth of that – as a part time job. He is also paid exorbitant fees for consulting. He has a $1 million contract with the Illinois state department of Education, and a $18 million contract with the City of Indianapolis. He has awarded $13 million in no-bid contracts to his friends and former coworkers while demanding cuts to the schools. He has cut supply budgets in half, and run up huge legal bills.
** Press Conference to highlight Paul Vallas’ broken promises in Bridgeport **
Parents of students at schools run by corporate reformer Paul Vallas speak out about his failings, and call on the Bridgeport Board of Education not to renew his contract as Interim Superintendent.
Gloria Warner, parent of Chicago public school student
JoAnn Kenedy, parent of 2 Bridgeport public school students
Former State Senator Ed Gomes
Sauda Baraka, Member of the Board of Education
Warren Harding High School
1734 Central Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06610
4 pm, February 25, 2013