The state cited this closure in its federal Race to the Top application, using it as evidence that the state is committed to taking drastic action to reform failing schools.
There you have it, it was all about the Race to The Top money! Why was’t Warner closed? Why wasan’t other low perfroming charter schools closed? Moyer was a “Markell” target because he knew poor minority parents lack the power to fight. Markell offered no intervention to help turn the school around. Markell put 50% of Race to The Top funding $50 million dollars in DOE’s pocket to help fund new jobs at DOE rather than provide aid to Moyer.
While the reopening remains in question, the state did complete work on a plan to give Moyer students access to summer school. State Department of Education officials said they didn’t know Moyer hadn’t made arrangements for these students until contacted by The News Journal last week.
Why didn’t DOE know ? Moyer may have failed however, their failure is a window to how Delaware Department of Education fails and lack real leadership. Markell victimized poor minority children for political Race to The Top gains. It’s all about the money!