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Senator Murphy Listens to Challenges Facing Bridgeport Teachers

Lauding the work that Bridgeport teachers do, in very challenging circumstances, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy recently told a group of Bridgeport educators that their jobs have...

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Administration’s Refusal to Hire Substitute Teachers Shortchanges Bridgeport Students

Hours before a drastic budget measure affecting the district’s public schools was set to take effect, Bridgeport teachers held a news conference drawing attention to school officials’ refusal to hire substitute teachers for the month of May—a decision that threatens to disrupt learning and jeopardize student safety. Teachers called on administrators to reverse their decision and keep student safety and learning top priorities.

Bridgeport Education Association President Gary Peluchette (at podium) was joined by fellow BEA members at a news conference yesterday. He addressed the district’s refusal to hire substitute teachers for the month of May.

“Without substitutes, we’re not educating our students,” said Bridgeport Education Association President Gary Peluchette. “We’re warehousing them.” Read more