Race to The Top is officially DEAD

Rogers: Omnibus Package Responsibly Funds the Federal Government, Avoids a Shutdown, Makes Good-Government Policy Changes

No Funding for Newly Proposed Administration Initiatives – The bill does not include the creation of a new account to fund preschool grants, and eliminates the President’s controversial Race to the Top initiative

I urge Delaware state legislators to order a complete top to bottom of the Delaware Department of Education. All positions originally funded by federal “grant” Race to The Top will expired after the end of the current school year. Delaware did get the extension to use carryover unused RTTT funding and that ended last. An audit will reveal $$ manipulation to create the carryover funds rather than apply it during the designated grant years. All DE DOE positions created by RTTT must be terminated June 30, 2015. And I am not talking about assigning those employees to other positions.

Delaware state legislators must take action to reverse any state legislation or regulations associated associated with Race to The Top goals. The federal government is walking away from Race to The Top and Delaware must do the same.  Race to The Top failed! DE DOE is failing and the Delaware taxpayers shouldn’t fund a bloated DE DOE. We need teachers in classrooms not deadbeats at DE DOE living off the taxpayers.

Red Clay school board on the verge of violating state law Title 14 , Chapter 2, Section 223 (b)(2)

Rather than addressing concerns in regards to re-segregation and Red Clay’s board failure to provide tradition middle and high school services in the city of Wilmington the plan to create a Shortlidge K-2 grade configuration and a Warner grade 3-5 grade configuration demonstrates serious capacity in thinking issues. I hope Red Clay’s Ms F. Lee Bailey makes note of state law re: Neighborhood School Plan re: SHALL! Red Clay administration’s intention of pushing the plan on the school board is way out of line! If anything we need to see a K-8 combined grade configuration at these two schools.  

§ 223 Neighborhood School Plans.

(b) Neighborhood School Plans shall consist of the following grade configurations:

(1) A lower-level school, or elementary school, consisting of either grades K-5 or grades K-6;

(2) A middle-level school, or junior high school, consisting of either grade 6 or 7 to grade 8 or 9; or

(3) An upper-level school, or high school, consisting of either grades 9-12 or grades 10-12. 

Surely somewhere in the NCLB wavier verbiage is a skewed authority to allow this insane move. But than again, OMG Publius, can Red Clay make a “major modification” of state law through a unlegislated loophole? I cannot image anyone at the Delaware Department of Education being dumb enough to approve such a plan. 

Sorry to say, once again the good brothers and sisters of Wilmington are pushed to the back of the bus and will be poured Kool-aid. I cannot image any parent of children in Shortlidge and Warner being supportive of such plan. But that again Red Clay has it down to an art finding tokens.

Here we are again, another defining moment in Red Clay leadership! The board needs to tell Merv and his C-130H trunk monkey they are not clear to enter the runway. Charlie, Lima, Uniform, Sierra, Tango, Echo, Romeo, Foxtrot, Uniform, Charlie, Kilo, Sierra. 

I’ll be very curious to see which black city leaders or parents they tap to come out and be their Wilmington pied-pipers! Folks there is nothing good about this plan! It’s all wrong and infringes on state law. Federal law Title 1 / NCLB cannot supersede state law and as far as I see, I see nothing were Delaware state legislators amended the law in question. The move would further alienate minority children. And yep! Title 1 Section 1118 swept under the rug!  

In two years Governor Markell will be out of office, the coach will be looking for a new team, Malibu Barbie will be heading back to the left coast and the rest of the clueless Rodel clones will be wandering like clueless sheep.  

DE Chief for Change “authors” an editorial and it’s full of ____________

Originally posted on Transparent Christina:

I’ll let you fill in the blank after I take you on a short red pen journey:

Article here!: http://www.delawareonline.com/story/opinion/contributors/2014/12/13/priority-school-program-can-boost-students/20331349/

When children at some of our schools are not learning, we have an obligation to act. Ok, but how do we define learning I wonder? Tests?

Three months ago, the State announced a commitment um, 6MM over 4 years to 6 schools? That’s a pittance, not a commitment. Shame on you and the governor for calling it one to improve educational opportunities for children in our state’s six lowest-performing schools this is a lie by their own measurements there are schools with lower test scores but these six happen to all be in the same “neighborhood”…I wonder why…. Our Priority Schools initiative has received heavy criticism as it deserves from those who fear maybe, but mostly fromthose that cannot stand to see you and the Governor grandstand for publicity…

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Breaking News ! Delaware Department of Education trapped in a political fart-bubble

Delaware charter schools are a bonanza for lawyers ! OMG LOOK AT THIS !!!!!!!!!

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Something for Delaware State Representative Debbie Hudson re: Charter school transparency @arneduncan @washingtonpost #edude #netde @dedeptofed @destateboarded @usedgov @EducationOIG @huffingtonpost #neatoday @NSBAComm @NatlGovsAssoc

READ IT DEBBIE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read  it Rep Longhurst !  Read Speaker of The House ! Read it Senator Lavelle ! The lack of real transparency for all charter schools impacts good and bad!  Keep an eye open in the coming days for a major embarrassment for Markell and his DE DOE flying monkeys! 

Hello all

I am a parent of FFA. I have to say I am in such dismay of the unprofessional conduct of the board members. They are supposed to be governing the school why are they not governing their conduct and being transparent and unbiased?

This info is via DE DOE Charter Review notes / public comments.

DE DOE little dirty secret is about to be exposed!

Yep the new DE DOE pecking order has produced a major riff and the little secret about the allegations involving charter schools is about to be public. Well don’t count Jimmy Olsen getting any tips! Folks tune up your decoder rings because due to security reasons the flow of info will be very cryptic. Come on Jack , you know that I know that you know! I think it’s time to make some DE DOE cuts!

  

DE DOE inner circle starting to crumble!

Governor Markell’s DE DOE dream-team is cracking at the foundation. A new member of the dream-team has already be christened the “bitch”.

All I can say, come 2016 the big broom is coming to clean-out all the trash! Markell will be gone and won’t need the puppets any longer.

I am tell you all, if our state legislators don’t get their heads out of their asses the reconstruction of DE DOE will take six years. And yep, new performance grading system coming. Will be based on A,B,C,D and F ratings.

Did fire marshal raise concerns DE DOE charter public meeting sight was too small?

Ghost Rider reports fire marshal had to step in and ask that each charter school, Reach and Gateway participants wait their turn outside as not to exceed room capacity. Yep big turnout see News Journal Jimmy Olsen report here >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

With all the school auditoriums available DE DOE chooses location that puts the safety of the community at risk and attempts to manipulate public participation and voice.   

Delaware charter schools were started to appease affluent racist!

Charter fight is about accountability News Journal Letter to The Editor 

In regards to the ACLU going against charter schools, yes an entrance exam, dress code, and a willingness to learn, (without disruption) are required for admission to a charter school, private school or Catholic school. Ask yourself, why did they start charter schools? Just look at the public schools.

When you have a union running your schools, what do you expect? Teachers do not answer to anyone. Seniority rules. They are not accountable for poor performance. This is not about anything else except, the teachers union is not in the private sector.

Robert Riley

Wilmington

Hello Charter school are public schools! Well that’s until it’s time to be accountable to civil rights.

The Publius of the world feel teachers should be held accountable for student performance whereas the students parents don’t give a rat’s ass! But God forbid charter schools have open admission with “transparent lotteries”! God forbid if charter schools were required to record their board meetings! Publius would be the first to cry, “we’re a corporation”.  

Ask yourself, why did they start charter schools? Just look at the public schools.

Because the fucking racist living in Red Clay’s affluent areas wanted segregated schools with just a sprinkle of black in the preferable charter schools and separated charter schools for at-risk blacks.

Charter schools are far from separate but equal! The time has come for state legislators to show courage and honor their oath to the constitution! And they can start by demanding the removal of the Delaware Secretary of Education and the impeachment of Governor Jack Markell. I ask, when will Delaware require their governor’s personal investments be held in blind trust!

In 2016 the education house of cards will fall and Governor Matt Denn will need to chose another path without “Rodel”! Yea Kilroy is calling 2016 for Denn! And yea Kilroy is pissed and feels Denn could have done more for H.B. 23! Hopefully State Representative Debbie Hudson picks up the H.B. 23 pieces and try again! If she is truly  for open government she’ll get the job done. As far as charter schools, they need a taste of real openness to save them. We can’t allow charter schools to open and operate in the dark just to fail. Failure of one charter school is a failure for all charter schools.

I support charter schools as part of school choice and the choice must be accessible to all students on equal footing. 

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