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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Supreme Court Rules Bridgeport School Takeover Illegal

By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas

www.ctmirror.org

The state Supreme Court today rejected the state’s takeover of Bridgeport’s Board of Education, ruling that five of the ousted school board members be put back in office and special elections must be held for the remaining four seats whose members’ terms have expired.

The decision was based largely on the fact that the board never received training before the takeover last July, as required by state law.

“Most importantly, the state board does not have the authority to authorize reconstitution until it first requires the local board to undergo and complete training,” the majority opinion written by Justice Peter Zarella reads.

This decision comes days after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s chief counsel said such a reversal by the Supreme Court would be “unworkable and would maximize disruption” in Bridgeport schools.

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Hmmmm; an untrained, inept school board can’t be disbanded so let’s put ‘em back in power so they can continue to turn out uneducated, unemployed, societally dysfunctional and destructive youth.

How will a heterogeneous society ever survive with thinking like that?

Posted by Daniel Katz on February 29, 2012 at 10:13 AM | #