Culture change urged in schools; Reform leader seeks better cooperation Written by NICHOLE DOBO The News Journal
WILMINGTON — In a speech to the state’s business and political leaders Monday night, Marvin N. Schoenhals, leader of the Vision 2015 school reform project, outlined his vision for Delaware’s public schools, called on the teachers union to make changes and challenged those in attendance to get involved in education reform.
But lets sweep DSTP under the carpet! DSTP was the handy work of the business roundtable and now they want another crack at reforming Delaware’s public schools. I think the response from the union should be , go fuck yourself!
Schoenhals is credited with successfully steering WSFS in the 1990s as the bank faced significant financial problems. In his speech, he said there are similarities between the work that had to be done to restore WSFS and the challenges that face the state’s public schools.
Question: How much money in TARP funds was WSFS Financial Corporation given? Answer: WSFS Financial Corporation received $52,625,000 in TARP funds on 01/23/2009 in the form of Preferred Stock w/ Warrants.
Honestly, do you really trust a Wall Street listed bank CEO leading public school reform?
“It is a very political system,” Schoenhals said. “I don’t mean that in a bad way. It just means that our school system is subject to the uncertain process of making decisions in a political environment.”
What are you trying to say Skip? Politicians are kissing the teacher union’s ass? Let me guess! I it’s OK to kiss bankers asses and take political contributions?
Singling out the Delaware State Education Association as supporting policies that hurt the ability of some schools to makes choices in staffing decisions that make the most sense, Schoenhals called on the union to support changes to state law that is “more appropriate for a factory floor than in a profession like teaching.” A statewide system focused on seniority for pay systems and staffing procedures is hurting schools, he said.
Last time I check DSEA did sign onto the Race to The Top MOU and Arne Duncan and Jack Markell said they showed courage. Yet you still call them crooks. Personally, I find your participation on Delaware Race to The Top USDOE interview committee sickening and possible conflict of interest. On those RTTT USDOE interview recordings you made it clear re: your connection with Innovated Schools and how they help charter schools.
“One size in our system of pay does not fit all,” Schoenhals said. “Let the districts and the local union determine what would work best for them. With a system that is more reflective of the profession that teaching is, we can then work to get teacher pay to a level worthy of the task teachers perform — educating the next generation.”
What are you suggesting? Local control? Great idea so how about telling the federal government to stay out of local affairs and let parents have real empowerment. Professional teaching requires professional administrative leadership and from I see too many superintendents are too busy kissing Jack Markell’s ass. Speaking of Jack Markell, he sits on the sideline while you insult teachers and their unions and say nothing! But many of us know in private he talks shit on you!
The state has had some other major successes, notably winning $119 million from the U.S. Department of Education in President Barack Obama’s signature education reform program, he said. But even that award is not going to be enough to fix the problems that the public school system faces, he said.