Soon the Tech for America unanswered question will fade and clueless lives in Red Clay will go on.
I know the TFA teachers are good people and will give it their all however, if they atr not coming here to establish themselves as Red Clay teacher they don’t contribute to long term solutions.
TFA in Delaware is nothing more than another business and political agenda to undermined DSEA. However, this attacked on DSEA is like a misguided missile exploding on Red Clay and Red Clay teachers who are not DSEA. The real victims once again will be high poverty minority children. Red Clay’s singing of the inappropriate three year contract is an acknowledgment they have failed to address the needs of high poverty minority “children”.
Bob A’s comments to the News Journal;
“Red Clay Superintendent Robert Andrzejewski, who is expecting six corps members at schools in his district, has heard about the concerns, but he said the 34 teachers whose temporary contracts were not renewed are not as qualified as the incoming corps members.”
“temporary contracts” Is that what they call the one year contracts given to many teachers. My question is why in the F is the district putting unqualified teachers in our poorest schools? TFA teachers will be employed in the high poverty schools. I wonder if Bob told those 34 teachers they were being fired for not being qualified? Who was the moron who hired these 34 unqualified teachers to begin with? In my opinion the person who hired these 34 unqualified teachers should be FIRED!
Here is another absurdity! Bob A claims the TFA teachers are more qualified but yet we don’t even know the individuals names of these yet untrianed teachers. So how do you make such a statement on qualifications?
To the new school board; I am telling you now, you need to set policies that requires all contracts be approved by the board. Yes it will be a new day when Merv takes over however, its apparent he supported this contract or at best willingly went along for the ride. Just handing over to TFA Organization $300,000.00 is inexcusable . I see it as strike one for Merv and strike one for Buckley. Why Buckley? Because he is an active member of the Red Clay Community Financial Review Committee and the flags were up on this one. There is no doubt whatsoever that Jack Buckley will be the next school board president of Red Clay Consolidated School District unless he declines the nomination. Jack it might be best if you do decline any nomination because the bullshit political contract happened under your watch.
The United States Department of Education provided Teach for American Organization 15 million dollars this year in spite of the USDOE OIG’s investigation for training and development of these teachers. Rodel is lining up taking the credit for bringing TFA to Delaware but Red Clay foots the bill! WTF is this Jack? Mike Castle will have egg all over his face very soon. Remember Mike it Delawareans who cast the vote not the beltway boys. You sold Red Clay taxpayers out. Using Red Clay taxpayer’s $300,000.00 for political payback is bullshit Mike!
Though we can debate the effectiveness of TFA teacher however that is not the issue. The issue is this political donation of $300,000.00 for training and professional development of these TFA teachers. WE CURRENTLY PAY PEOPLE FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN RED CLAY.
I hope the school board is wise enough to secure the names of the Red Clay six TFA teachers and require “documentation” tracking these teachers training, progress and cost associated with their training. These TFA’s will also receive normal staff development as part of being a “Red Clay” paid teacher.
I am calling you out Red Clay School Board! I want to see the actual contract with Teach for American signed by them and Red Clay outlining their obligation and documentation procedures placed on the district webpage.
I am beginning to think it might be best to purge the entire current senior staff of Red Clay. I am beginning to think it’s time for real accountability from top down.
Always remember board members, you all come in with full fan fare but leave with a booth mark on your ass. Be careful how you rejoice when Peggy leaves and when Bec and Wilson call it a day. Because, there will be no one to blame but yourselves when the boot hits you ass. The call was for change so bring the change. All contracts must be approved by the board.
This contract not the idea of putting TFA teachers in our schools is the concern. $300,000.00 for training and professional development will end up being one of Red Clay’s biggest scandals. Such a waste of taxpayer’s dollars! The same taxpayers you’ll be asking for more money. WE HAVE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT why give $300,000.00 blindly away to people proven by the United States Department of Eduation not capable on managing money.