Posted on February 24, 2010 by kilroysdelaware
“A Rhode Island school board has upheld a controversial recommendation to fire the entire staff of a failing high school and start fresh. The vote by the Central Falls school board Tuesday won the support of U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.”
“Meanwhile, state and local education officials received some high-powered support of their own, when U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan weighed in, saying he “applauded” them for “showing courage and doing the right thing for kids.”
“I think the real goal is to bust the unions,” said Julie Boyle, an English teacher at Coventry High School. “Sometimes a teacher is the only touchstone in a student’s life. I’m sad for the students who will lose their touchstones.”
So what happens to the good teacher within that failing school? I cannot believe Delaware’s Joe Biden sits by with his thumb up his ass allowing Arne Duncan to overstep the mandate of the United States Department of Education. Surely not all the staff within that school building deserved to be fired! Duncan cheers as good teachers gets fucked!
Wake up Delaware teachers! Can Jack Markell really be trusted????
Education Commissioner Gist Approves Central Falls Turnaround Model Central Falls community has 120 days to develop plan to improve high school
“Following procedures from the U.S. Department of Education, last month the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (RIDE) identified Central Falls High School and five schools in Providence as the persistently lowest-achieving schools in the state. Commissioner Gist ordered Providence and Central Falls to convene an advisory group of community stakeholders and to select for each school one of the four federal models for school reform: turnaround, school closure, restart, or transformation. “
So Rhode Island is a shoe-in for RTTT now ?
The Journal says the 93 people fired included 74 classroom teachers, plus reading specialists, guidance counselors, p.e. teachers, the school psychologist, the principal and three assistant principals. Their names were all read aloud in the school auditorium.
“The Journal says the 93 people fired included 74 classroom teachers, plus reading specialists, guidance counselors, p.e. teachers, the school psychologist, the principal and three assistant principals. Their names were all read aloud in the school auditorium.”
“Deborah Gist has shown strong, innovative leadership in Washington, D.C.,” said Arne Duncan, the U.S. Secretary of Education. “At a time when schools all across America need to get better to compete in the global economy, Deb will be a force for real and meaningful reform. I look forward to working with her and the State of Rhode Island to give our children the best education possible.”
“Teach for America CEO Wendy Kopp: “Through Teach for America’s close work with Deb Gist in Washington,D.C., we found her to be a driven reformer and a true model for thecountry in her ability to meaningfully connect every policy decision tothe best interests of students,” said Wendy Kopp,”
The female version of Arne Duncan ! Is she drunk ??
SCREAM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Broad connection !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DEBORAH GIST ; The Broad Superintendents Academy Class of 2008
Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education
Rhode Island Department of Education, RI
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