As parents in Bridgeport, we see the poor quality of our public schools and worry about our children’s future. Many of our fifth graders are reading at kindergarten level. Only 63% of our high school students graduate. Our schools cannot retain good teachers because neighboring towns pay $25,000 to $30,000 more. There’s not enough funding for afterschool recreational and enrichment activities, so our kids have too much time on their hands and no safe place to go. We have to do more for our children.
If you are a parent and you want a better Bridgeport, you have a voice. Tell your elected representatives you want positive change. Join Better Bridgeport and work with us for responsible solutions!