Posted on March 7, 2012 by kilroysdelaware
Seems like tonight’s event is a waste of time because it’s a done deal! Not vote tonight because the reviewed committee already voted at the last meeting. The final vote comes at the state board of education meeting.
Can’t get on Delaware Online live Twitter feed because they want $15.00 a month? Thank God for Rick Jensen and his flying circus at WDEL re: free news!
Photo from the event. Photo by Ed_In_De
Public meeting for Campus Community Charter appears to be first on the agenda! Kind of dumb when you have a room full of Newark Charter folks! Nice move DOE Dan just let them get charged up !
OMG Pandora is in the Twitter house! Thank God she didn’t go because DOE Dan would get an earful !
NCS parents getting antsy !
Word coming out Meece is ripping some blog??
Word coming out Meece is yapping about Red Clay
Wow sounds like Meece is saying Red Clay is resegregating Red Clay schools ?
80 people signed up to address the committee !
Note: If Meece is bitching about the blogs shame on him! What does he expect, everybody just bellie up and let him and Skipper have their way! I said it before, I support parents rights to chose charters and Newark Charter is a fine school. But now I am starting to wonder about this guy!
Newark Charter parents being rude to Christina board president explaining CSD successful programs! They just need to stay the course and don’t fuel things! It’s a done deal! Right Jack Markell?
Sounds like it’s getting nasty !
Rep Kowalko is up!
Sounds like Kowalko is attacking the law not the school
Christina teacher pres up to bat! I’ll bet he’ll get laughed at like vp of board did.
Where are all my blogging people ? in Dover LOL
Break wife yelling dinner !
Back ! Dinner sucked !
Looks like NCS bused parents down to the meeting
Looks like Nichole from NJ is bailing! I’ll bet she is stopping at Dover Downs Casino to bet the NJ expense money
Doug from downstate NJ has the ball! Says parents are dueling!
Reach Academy crowd supporting Newark Charter!
Looks like someone is up saying NCS is resegregating
Jack Markell not there and word has it it he’s watching this blog with a nice cold beer and some popcorn! I am sure with real butter not like the cheap shit us poor bloggers use.
Somebody is calling CSD racist ?????
Here we go with the global competitive shit !! I say F china!
Hey all you Newark Charter kids home alone! Get your parent’s credit card and go to Delaware Liberal blog and donate some money to they PayPal account.
Sounds like some parent bitching their kid can get in!
Picked up a new Twitter stalker from Delawareonline ! Person named Kelly that likes WaWa? OK I like WaWa too, you can stay
OMG Nancy Willing is there! You go girl !
Looks like it a back and forth ball game! Gee I just wonder who will win!
A Realtor is blasting CSD ! Wonder why?
Good parent says not just CSD is bad but all traditional schools are!
Damn shame there is no need to get so defensive ! NCS is a fine school just stick with that!
@ED_IN_DE Meece ripping lack of decorum. Ripping anonymous blogs”
@ED_IN_DE He asked where is the red clay outrage on resegregqtion of red clay schools and used north star as example #ncsapp“
Meece doing his Bucket of Crabs !
Someone brought up the free and reduce lunch !
Note from Kilroy, I don’t how Delaware can approve public schools without full service cafeterias ??? The NCS parents voted no! So big deal! Why do they get to vote for future parents and students?
Yikes ! Someone called Meece a bucket of crabs !
Someone says CSD can’t be fix
CSD board member coming to bat saying NCS is harmful
@ED_IN_DE Parent declares “I won the lottery and I’m proud” says poor parents should get food stamps not complain abt cafeteria
It appears all opponents have spoken and now it’s a string of NCS parents
To Newark Charter parents: You have every right to school choice that includes charters and I support that. The odd are in your favor for the expansion. The committee voted yes and no doubt the state board will do the same. My issue are with certain parts of the law. Good luck!
@ED_IN_DE Next parent supports, says he doesn’t care about lost funds and units in CSD #ncsapp
@ED_IN_DE Man up now saying competition is good. Charters are good. And we need to heal from wound of this debate #ncsapp
@ED_IN_DE Assistant principal talking about free lunch and no cafeteria. Says trailers and no capital funding is reason.
@ED_IN_DE Next up parent, bashing the hell out of CSD. Then won lottery. Cure ensued. #ncsapp
Kilroy shout-out to CNN! Thanks for picking up the feed!
Shout out to School Board @ ED_IN_DE ! Thanks for the twitter reports!
To the Delaware State Legislators: Like a broken record, I support charter schools as a choice parents and students want. However, it time to address the admission preference to siblings and students living within the traditional school district the charter school is located in. No more specific interest and entrance test! If charters are public schools than open the doors like a real public schools. We need to put a ban on all new charter school application until we address these issues. Newark Charter parents really didn’t need to go through this but as you see the ugliness comes out. If we are going to have charter, choice and magnet schools we need a fair admission process! Otherwise, consolidated all school district into one statewide system and let DE DOE deal with their mess!
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Posted on March 7, 2012 by kilroysdelaware
Messages to Delaware school superintendents: The wastepaper baskets under your desk are information goldmines. Buy yourselves a shredder that sits over your wastepaper basket. However the damage is done! And before I forget, you folks that leave your computer passwords taped under your keyboards best find a new place to hit it.
Delaware teachers be warned that those experts coming into your schools called data coaches are doing more that helping you with, ”Data coaches will meet with small cohorts of teachers at least two times per month to review data regarding those teachers’ student data, help the teachers identify areas of deficiency and progress, and offer suggestions for teachers to address student needs as identified by the date”. Data coaches “are” profiling teachers as in “performance” evaluations and reviewing that information with school leaders. Also, rumor has that it, information is being stored on data coaches computers. Don’t forget “Wireless Generation” is the data coach provider. Data coaches were to be your partner to help you better serve students. It seems data coaches assessment of teachers migrate their way into school and district overall performance evaluations.
“The data coaches program will be led by Wireless Generation’s Professional Services division, which works with schools and districts nationwide to raise achievement” And you can bet the farm data coaches are building a national profile of individual teachers where information can be going offsite to third-party agents.
Coach small groups of teachers and/or instructional coaches in analyzing data and using data to differentiate instruction.
Facilitate meetings of Professional Learning Communities.
Observe teacher practice and provide feedback to individual teachers.
Train and support teachers in the use of state and local data systems.
Support school-based data coaches and school and district leadership teams.
Travel to schools to deliver services and build strong relationships with several schools and hundreds of teachers throughout the state.
Provide written status reports to project management team regularly.
“Provide written status reports to project management team regularly”. There it is teachers, the gateway of keeping tabs on your ass!
Personally, I feel any discussion about a teacher’s performance in relationship of the mission of the data coach should be between the teacher and the coach and if there are discussions about the teacher’s performance between data coach and school / district administrators the teacher should be present.
A little shout-out to the night-shift! keep those wastepaper basket coming. Let me know who adds the shredders.
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Posted on March 7, 2012 by kilroysdelaware
We competely support Newark Charter High School and their staff for providing valuable education to our children and future generation.
Gregory Meece’s “Stop Blaming Schools” Community Voice column on Tuesday continues to fuel the debate over the proposed new high school with negativity. There is no hostility, no blame, no anger. No one contests the sterling record of Newark Charter School.
But Mr. Meece fails to address the broader issue framing this debate: equal opportunity for all children in the Christina school district. Charter’s success is built upon principles of exclusion by ignoring the social realities of the entire community. A better model of reform must accommodate students of all talents, abilities and background.
Mr. Meece’s use of the “crab bucket syndrome” to describe our neighbors is unfairly demeaning.
Greg Meece may be the school leader of Newark Charter School but his role in education and the social re-engineering of public school via a charter school network puts him out there as a community leader. But in his case along with those other misguided reformer whom many use their money as a tool to bully their way into the system are nothing more than wedges in dividing a community. There love for children and education is nothing more than a cover for an agenda to bust the teacher unions as a stepping stone to the real agenda of busting the prevailing wages and making out society a two-class system. We see it with they way charter schools are going. Charter schools for the middle and upper middle-class and charter schools for the lower middle-class and lower-class Sprinkle enough black and high poverty students in the mix to fend off those calling them racist. What Meece is doing with no cafeteria is shameful. Hey poor kids, you can come to our school but you need to feed your own asses.
Kilroy is no saint and that’s for sure! But I don’t run on my ego but rather pride knowing that when it comes to “public education” social justice comes first. Meece and other charter leaders cry they don’t get capital funding! But they read the rule book before getting into the game. Can’t stand the heat get out of the fucking kitchen!
Meece is a good leader and has done Newark Charter well. However, the real concerns with public and charter schools are rooted in Governor Markell twisted ego and misguided pride. Newark Charter modification request was a done deal when that one phone call was made before any application was filed. Markell owns Delaware DOE, the Delaware State Board of Education and the state legislators both Republican and Democrat. The charter school movement and privatization of public schools creating more administrative job, consultant jobs and Wall Street profits is a joint efforts between Republicans and Democrats. Why are there very few questioning the direction of charter schools and Markell’s education agenda stuffed in his back-pocket with all those $$$ campaign contributions? You can bet Meece and Markell are tighter than a bug’s ass!
Meece should keep a low profile and just do his job at Newark Charter and let the school’s parents defend Newark Charter’s honor. They’ve done a great job here and I respect them for making charter the choice or their children. The concerns are in Dover not with these parents. Parents. tell Meece you got it covered and to just worry about running the school from within not via the media.
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