Daily Archives: April 16, 2012

Is Rep. Schooley cutting a backroom charter school deal?

DOE Mouse reports Rep. Schooley is cutting a backroom deal to ensure Newark Charter’s expansion goes through in return for a moratorium on new charter school applications. Rumor has it once NCS expansion is approved at the state board of education the follow week Schooley will introduce legislation to put a moratorium on charter school applications.

What the hell, Arne Duncan pulls backroom deals why not Schooley!

Delaware state legislators hit a new low!

OMG!!!!!! Rep Brady is Executive Director, Delaware State AFL-CIO! And it will apply to charter schools. What next !!!!!!! Questions on DCAS related to collective bargaining? I am in labor’s corner but this legislation is clearly about kiss ass at children’s expense.

Senate Bill 191

Primary Sponsor:

Marshall

Additional Sponsor(s):    Rep. Brady

CoSponsors:

{ NONE…}

Introduced on :

04/03/2012

Long Title:

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO INSTRUCTION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS ON THE HISTORY OF ORGANIZED LABOR IN AMERICA AND THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING PROCESS.

Synopsis:

This Bill requires instruction in public schools on the history of organized labor in America and the collective bargaining process.

Current Status:

Senate Education Committee   On   04/03/2012

Delaware data driven education comes with lies

by Kilroy 12/17/2011 Delaware 2010-2011 Dropout rate 3.7% but up for Black students

Last year 2010-2011 Delaware high school dropout rate was 3.7%

The last reported Graduation Rate was 2009-2010 and the graduation rate for Delaware was 86.7% 

Make note, the dropout rate is based on  the number of high school students who dropped out in a given year. The graduation rate is based on the number of students who completed high school in 4 years.

The United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan comes to Delaware and says this, “Delaware loses about 3,500 students each year who leave school without a high school diploma”. Last year 1142 Delaware high school students dropped-out. So who is lying? Delaware DOE or Arne Duncan? No one from DE DOE or the governor’s office took the time to correct Duncan’s statement.

Folks, the high school dropout data appears to be skewed as the method of tracking dropouts has changed year to year. 3.7% is a 30 year low and was reported before Race to The Top was really implemented. Think about it , though we all would like to see a 0% dropout rate but where’s the fire?

I guess the real concern is the big picture in the quality of education students receive. Also, we still have social promotion that is nothing but lying to children. Maybe Arne Duncan somehow factored in those students who were pushed through  via social promotion as dropouts.

Delaware has had the tell-tail data for 30 years and has done nothing to address social promotion. Its really sad that there are parents cheering for their children on high school graduation day that have no clue their child’s high school diploma is equivalent to a sixth-grade education. For many who go onto college find out the falsehood of their high school diploma that didn’t prepare them for college.

“Numbers helpful for the grownups and not for the kids”  re: Something you MUST hear via Delaware State Board of Ed recordings, by Kilroy 09/21/2011.