And in Bridgeport, the winner is Finch’s Campaign Treasurer, Kenneth Moales, Jr.

As expected, the five members of the Bridgeport Board of Education voted last night to elect Kenneth Moales Jr. the new chairman of the board.

Moales is the well-connected insider who not only served as Mayor Bill Finch’s campaign treasurer but was appointed to the illegal Board of Education by the Malloy Administration and then won a seat on the democratically elected board as a member of the Democratic Party slate.

As a member of the Bridgeport Board of Education, Moales has been witness to developments that allowed members of his immediate family to increase their take of public funds to approximately one million dollars a year.  (Moales’ mother and sister run publicly funded daycare centers that rent space from Reverend Moales’ church, which, in turn, provides his operation with more than $80,000 in rent)

Following the 5-3 vote to elect Moales as board chair, another board of education member, Sauda Baraka, introduced a motion to censure Moales for what Baraka called “insensitive, disrespectful, disparaging, racist and stereotypical”  comments that Moales had made at previous board meetings.  Among the comments Moales has made during meetings was a verbal assault on yet another member, a situation in which he said the member was either “on Ritalin or you’re special ed.”

According to a story in today’s CT Post, while the motion to censure was on the floor, Moales said, “Welcome to the new administration…I’d like to make a motion to adjourn. Can I get a second? Welcome to Kenneth Moales Jr.’s administration. The meeting is adjourned, in Jesus’ name have a great night. Welcome to the new revelation.”

At that point all the Democrats, except for former chair Jacqueline Kelleher, walked out of the meeting.

Moales then later returned to the meeting and confronted Sauda Baraka saying, “I assure you, you will regret doing that in front of my wife and kids.”

So now, the Bridgeport Board of Education, and nearly $200 million in state taxpayer funds, are safely under the leadership of the man who was not only appointed by the Malloy Administration and served as Mayor Bill Finch’s campaign treasurer but is also counted as the biggest supporter of Bridgeport’s Acting Superintendent of  Schools, Paul Vallas.

And Paul Vallas, well Vallas continues to implement his corporate education reform agenda while working under an illegal contract approved by the same five members who elected Kenneth Moales as the Board Chair.

  • msavage

    “Welcome to the new administration…I’d like to make a motion to adjourn.Can I get a second? Welcome to Kenneth Moales Jr.’s administration. The meeting is adjourned, in Jesus’ name have a great night. Welcome to the new revelation.”

    Proverbs 16:18,19: Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall. It is better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly.

    Jesus said “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth,” Mr. Moales. If Jesus were here today he’d be deeply ashamed of your actions. Jesus would either be weeping, or he’d be throwing you off your self-imposed pedestal with wrath.

    “I assure you, you will regret doing that in front of my wife and kids.”

    Ephesians 4: 31-32: Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put
    away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another,
    tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

    You are no man of God, Mr. Moales.

    • sharewhut

      “You are no man of God, Mr. Moales.”

      Unless it’s green and says “In God We Trust”

  • Linda174

    Didn’t he make the threat in front of his wife and children? Something tells me this isn’t the first time they have seen Papa the preacher upset?

    What about his Ritalin and sped. statement? Didn’t he insult all students classified as special education and their families? Nothing happened when he said that originally?

  • begtodiffer

    Nothing is going to happen. Obviously, these people are in charge now, and no matter how much one complains, there isn’t much anyone can do. It is all very strange and disturbing, and nothing good will ever come out of it.