School closings possible in Bridgeport

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Six schools are on a list of "closing scenarios" under review if the district's 2009-10 budget is less than this year's allocation of $215.8 million, school official say.
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QWERTY wrote:
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I get that you want the school to do the job you should be doing. Stop being lazy. Stop relying on others to raise your children.
I wasn't asking you to raise my kids. My child is a Honor Roll student,
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What schools are you going to put those students in? There is no room for them in the other schools. I say cut Ramos salary and all the other money hungry individuals in Bridgeport. I do not see the hardship on all the citizens in Bridgeport. Just the poor. Come on.... I wish I could vote for a new Bridgeport superintendant of schools.
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Six school closing! Wow, I was para in the city and when they took away the classroom from the special need teacher and made them into co-teacher that was not fair. Your saving money but what about to many children in the class with no para. Some one will not get the full attention they need. Parents please visit the school now and speak to the teachers. You have a voice. You are saving someone job. After I got laid off, I didn't find work for 2 years. I'm still recovering from that. If it wasn't for the grace of God, I would have lost everything. NO child left behind law is leaving the children and adults out in the cold. I pray that they find a better way to fix this.
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Some of these comments are stupid. My daughter just got a full free ride to Any collage she wants. She went to Dunbar (yes Dunbar school) and now she is at Central High. It wasn't for sports. I feel if you don't live in Bpt then you should not have nothing to say. Teacher don't get what there worth. We have to be the teacher, the soical work, the food bank, the nurse and the parent to these children. Stop reading the paper so closely or watching the T.V. to hard. Please think before you make a comment. Remember this could hit you own back yard too.
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Let's not alarm ourselves this so early in the game. We have been down this road many times before. Most times politics enter into the budget and we readers are pawns to the process. This type of "staging" gets everyone excited and raises hell and then the money is found. Been there, done that..........
There are jobs in the board of education that can be done away with...ask the teachers what staff members are REALLY needed to support our students.......... Specialists need to go......... Can you name a good job classification outside the classroom that really earns their salary? Keep the Libraians, Art teachers, Music and PE teachers to give us teachers a break --all others go back to a classroom. Coaches???? Who needs them???????
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you just don't get it....
No, you don't get it. Shelton, where my kids go to school, do not have to deal with daily fights, rapes, evacuation for dangerous circumstances i.e. weapons, guns being fired etc. My mother taught at Bassick HS for 40 years and most of those years she had to lock her door to her classroom to stay safe from non-students and some students of the school, wondering around looking for their next confrontation with some gang or enemy. Do all teachers act as if they don't care? No, not all. Some actually do care. Do parents take an interest in their kids education? Not very many. You need to take a long hard look at education in Bpt. It sucks and is not getting any better. The drop out rate is disgusting. So, not too many on this blog will agree with your comments and justifiably so. Stop the self riteousness...your the one actually that is pathetic and you need to learn to spell or are you a product of the Bpt schools too? Most likely you are.
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Miss Understood wrote:
Praise be to Jesus. Our prayers are answered. Now all of our inner city children will be able to get better educations in the suburban cities such as Trumbull, Fairfield, Monroe, and Easton. I say we close all of our schools down in Bridgeport and let the parents decide which community school they wish to send their children to. Let these rich folk pay for our children's education. The revolution has already begun. Our children will attend your schools and soon with President Obama's stimulus package we will be given housing in the suburbs free of charge. That's right. It's our time now. Equal opportunity for all. No more living below you. We will be equal because you owe us. Time for all of you to pay up. You will work for us now.
Hey work hard, get an education and then maybe you can move. We already pay for your kids. All the free meals at school, the fed money you get that we don't and I could go on and on. All the programs that allow kids in Bpt to go to school in Fairfield and other towns...we've been paying your way forever. Try earning your keep for once...see how it really feels..you might like it instead of grubbing off of the others. Loser
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Blessed wrote:
Some of these comments are stupid. My daughter just got a full free ride to Any collage she wants. She went to Dunbar (yes Dunbar school) and now she is at Central High. It wasn't for sports. I feel if you don't live in Bpt then you should not have nothing to say. Teacher don't get what there worth. We have to be the teacher, the soical work, the food bank, the nurse and the parent to these children. Stop reading the paper so closely or watching the T.V. to hard. Please think before you make a comment. Remember this could hit you own back yard too.
You need to go back to your old Bpt school and learn how to write and learn grammer that is #1. Next, what school did your daughter get into for a free ride? A state school that I am paying for your kids while I am paying full tuition for mine. Somehow, I find it hard to believe that your daughter got a free ride as you so eloquently put it. I think she got a free ride for reasons you're not going to get into. And, there is no free ride dear, someone pays for each kids that gets that free ride. Keep mooching off of the gov't. Great lesson your teaching your kids.

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All I know is that taxes keep going up, city projects keep getting canceled and now they want to shut down schools. So where the h*ll are our tax dollars going? I hate to say it, but I'm getting out of Gotham City real soon!!

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<quoted text>No, you don't get it. Shelton, where my kids go to school, do not have to deal with daily fights, rapes, evacuation for dangerous circumstances i.e. weapons, guns being fired etc. My mother taught at Bassick HS for 40 years and most of those years she had to lock her door to her classroom to stay safe from non-students and some students of the school, wondering around looking for their next confrontation with some gang or enemy. Do all teachers act as if they don't care? No, not all. Some actually do care. Do parents take an interest in their kids education? Not very many. You need to take a long hard look at education in Bpt. It sucks and is not getting any better. The drop out rate is disgusting. So, not too many on this blog will agree with your comments and justifiably so. Stop the self riteousness...your the one actually that is pathetic and you need to learn to spell or are you a product of the Bpt schools too? Most likely you are.
OH please lady...get off your high horse... apparently these things do happen in your beloved Shelton schools!!

http://www.connpost.com/ci_11872613

So maybe Shelton teachers should start locking their classroom doors!!
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Before i moved out of Bridgeport many new schools were being built and about 2 opened up.The time the schools were being built i knew property taxes were going up.Then homeowners got screwed with the new assessments = more property taxes.The city cries wolf all the time.It is just a reason to increase more property taxes.This is needed to run the bigger schools and the new high schools that will be built in Bridgeport.With all the crime,garbage,high taxes,no reason car taxes,broken promises of investments and do nothing city hall council members.I was lucky to sell and get out that hell hole.
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Martin wrote:
Whatever grant monies the City of Bridgeport gets from the Feds or State for education is spent elsewhere in the City of Bridgeport....It's called the Finch Plan!!!
Keep on voting for the same people.Bridgeporters complain but they do nothing.Have fun paying higher taxes for property not worth its value no matter the price listed.LOL!
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Mike BPT wrote:
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OH please lady...get off your high horse... apparently these things do happen in your beloved Shelton schools!!
http://www.connpost.com/ci_11872613
So maybe Shelton teachers should start locking their classroom doors!!
WWWWWOOOOOO HHHHHHOOOOO A fight in the parking lot at Shelton HS. Not an every day occurence idiot. Not any comparison to a day in a Bridgeport school. Oh and by the way, not on any high horse here. Just stating the facts. Compare drop out rates, compare weapons confiscated, compare drug busts in the schools, compare the amount of suspensions and expulsions, compare the attendance records of the students, shall I go on? Face the facts...
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Why doesn't our good mayor get rid of the jobs he created for his cronies? How about firing all the lawyers, since we pay for out of town lawyers to do the work anyway? Fire the tax collector since he turns tax collection over to a private company to collect. Get rid of the double dippers. Those who retire, collect a pension, and then go back to work for the city and collect another pension.
Stop billing the taxpayers for half the mortgages of police officers and fire fighters who live in the city for 5 years. They end up moving out anyway. There are a lot of ways to save money, you only have to do what's right...not what's right for your party...what's right for the taxpayers. We don't have any more money left to pay for higher taxes.
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Geeze wrote:
<quoted text>You need to go back to your old Bpt school and learn how to write and learn grammer that is #1. Next, what school did your daughter get into for a free ride? A state school that I am paying for your kids while I am paying full tuition for mine. Somehow, I find it hard to believe that your daughter got a free ride as you so eloquently put it. I think she got a free ride for reasons you're not going to get into. And, there is no free ride dear, someone pays for each kids that gets that free ride. Keep mooching off of the gov't. Great lesson your teaching your kids.
I have a job, I'm not mooching off the the gov't and you need to stay in shelton and get over your bitterness.
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I have a job, I'm not mooching off the the gov't and you need to stay in shelton and get over your bitterness.
No one said you don't have a job. So, did I hit a nerve? And, you did not answer any of the questions in my previous post. HMMM that makes me wonder if again, I hit a nerve? I will stay in Shelton, no worries. No desire to move especially to Bpt. And, one more thing, I have absolutely no bitterness. I have gotten so used to paying for everybody else it's just a way of life. Now I can add you to the list of who I am paying for out of every one of my paychecks and every penny of my taxes.
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30+? How terrible. My parents were in classrooms of 40+ and they turned out just fine. Children need to be #1 in their PARENT'S lives....NOT #1 in the government's eyes.
You're right about class size. I had 55 kids in my 7th grade class in a Catholic grammar school in 1962.
Everyone learned just fine because the nun had everyone under control.
Class size is just an excuse to extort money from the taxpayers and have twice the number of teachers you really need. If you let the kids run wild then even one kid in the class is too many.
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Bridgeport has schools?
If thats what you want to call it...
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Carlos wrote:
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You're right about class size. I had 55 kids in my 7th grade class in a Catholic grammar school in 1962.
Everyone learned just fine because the nun had everyone under control.
Class size is just an excuse to extort money from the taxpayers and have twice the number of teachers you really need. If you let the kids run wild then even one kid in the class is too many.
I don't know if it was legal in 1962, but my grandparents said in the 30's, if you screwed around in class, the nun would smack you with the ruler. Kept everyone in line.

Smack a kid in BPT, you either get shot or sued.
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Geeze wrote:
<quoted text>No, you don't get it. Shelton, where my kids go to school, do not have to deal with daily fights, rapes, evacuation for dangerous circumstances i.e. weapons, guns being fired etc. My mother taught at Bassick HS for 40 years and most of those years she had to lock her door to her classroom to stay safe from non-students and some students of the school, wondering around looking for their next confrontation with some gang or enemy. Do all teachers act as if they don't care? No, not all. Some actually do care. Do parents take an interest in their kids education? Not very many. You need to take a long hard look at education in Bpt. It sucks and is not getting any better. The drop out rate is disgusting. So, not too many on this blog will agree with your comments and justifiably so. Stop the self riteousness...your the one actually that is pathetic and you need to learn to spell or are you a product of the Bpt schools too? Most likely you are.
Listen , so what you live in Shelton...you still deal with the same issues...Drugs, rape, racism your just need to open your eyes...is your child in HS- Shelton High ? you may want to see what HS Students have on their facebook...and you say they are angels. Please...I would rather have my child in a BPT School than Shelton anyday...or Trumbull for that matter...

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