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Daily Archives: September 10, 2012
Video by Joey St. Pierre. Watch board member turn video camera on Joey. Vindictive ?????
FYI all: A Pencader school board member is recording Joey St. Pierre. Joey has been taking some verbal abuse for his NON support of the school leader! Joey is the student who recorded the teacher who told a female student to stop acting like a spoiled bitch! I getting concern for his well being.
From Transparent Christina: cites Delaware administrative code and charter law in email sent on public servers to assert that she has been renewed and she warns board against actions against her: See Transparent Christina for complete details !!!!! A must read !!!!!
Here is Kilroy’s spin Here is my spin! Charter schools do not have ” Board of Education” They have board of directors who don’t take an oath of office! If 504 (C) were true that charters are public schools for all purposes why doesn’t the board take the same oath as public school boards. Also 504 (A) is quite clear and defined re” “managed” under corporate law.
The board needs to fire her and let her take legal action and the courts will deny because if she wins it will put a big hole in the charter school law,
Update: board is back in public session
@mom2aboyngirl yes the students came up to me nd said that are you for or against lewis i said against. They said get the f*** outta my face
Update: board still in executive session!
Update: School leader leaves board meeting and drives away!!
Update , coach says he did not make statement re: strike and no play
From inside the meeting, Football coach said if school leaders goes the team will go on strike and play no games.
Kilroy says: Got news for him, if school leader stays there won’t be a school!!
Hey Murphy get on the phone to JC! SL is going to intimidate board with grey area in the law re: (c) A charter school shall be considered a public school for all purposes. and administrative contracts 700, 725, 2.0
New rumor here so take it for what its worth! I’ve been told communications between members of Pencader’s board of directors aka school board and the Delaware Department of Education has it like this, if the board of directors don’t terminate the school leader action will be taken to close Pencader next week.
STOP RIGHT HERE !!! keep it focused on the issue and by now nearly every one agrees there needs to be a leadership change at Pencader. I don’t think we need to relive all the comments made previously. Lets look at this for what it is.
Assume the rumor is true! School leader is out and Pencader needs an interim school leader until a new school leader can be found. Does DE DOE have the authority to appoint an interim school leader? Could be yes if it goes like this, DE DOE recommends a name to the board and the board approves it.
As far as undesirable board members! History shows when people follow a leader that went astray they themselves fade into the sunset! Sure some can reform themselves. When you have teachers /staff on a charter school boards they may feel intimidated by the school leader and conform to the leader’s wishes and agenda. This happens in school district within administration and even in the private sector. You don’t kiss your boss’s ass you are HISTORY!
Seriously pretend we’re moving forward here and provide feedback on moving forward. I say secure the computers and servers ASAP and report suspicious concerns to the Police ASAP. Secure hard copies of reports ASAP. Change the locks to the entrances ASAP. Send a letter home to parents and a press release ASAP.
Now lets assume the board doesn’t comply with DE DOE’s position to terminate the school leader! Again this is hypothetical based on a rumor. Does DE DOE have the courage , guts and will to close Pencader next week?? I say YES! Because, at the current rate with declining enrollment and increased legal fees not budgeted in Pencader 2012-2012 budget Pencader would fall by its own hand by Easter. If Pencader students are forced back to home district late in the school year the revenue is down the drain which adds financial pressure on the student’s home district. However, closing Pencader next week would allow revenues to stream back to the district. DE DOE would freeze Pencader account.
The reality is, if there were a need to close a charter school the best time would be at the end of the school year. However, in Pencader’s case if things stay the same the odds are Pencader would fall on its own. Therefore with only two weeks into the new school year it would be a wise move to close now.
I prefer to see Pencader move to new leadership and a more direct hands-on oversight by DE DOE saving Pencader for the great teachers and students within. I am not oppose to charter schools and support “choice” which charters are. I am for transparency and revision of the charter school law to correct some flaws.
So again all is rumored and hypothetical
The Chicago teacher union strike just sent President Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education aka former CEO of Chicago’s public school system a strong message. At the heart of the Chicago’s teachers strike is linking student standardized assessment test results to teacher evaluations and given principals mayoral type control over their schools. So its is a no to Obama / Duncan and Mayor Emanuel’s education agenda to takeover local public schools.
This strike is a clear referendum on Obama / Duncan federal intrusion into local public schools. But don’t count on Republicans supporting this strike even-though they oppose federal intrusion into state’s control. Republicans are in bed with Obama’s Democrats on public school reform. This marriage was sealed with a Wall Street Honeymoon. Eli Broad performed the marriage. Lapdogs Governors Like Delaware’s Markell were bridesmaids and ring bearers were local school superintendents. Then there was the wicket stepmothers like Delaware’s Judas!
Well one thing for sure with Delaware teachers union surrendering the right to strike years ago in exchange for “due process” Markell enjoys another DSEA endorsement aka “recommendation”. Looks like Markell is playing it safe between a rock and hard place, Obama wants student standardized test results to be weighed in on teacher evaluations. Markell just kicks that can down the road to get pass his reelection bid. I feel very sad for new young teachers because they are the one’s getting sold-out. Ever since Delaware teachers agreed to exchanged for right to strike for collective bargaining /arbitration and due process confused with tenure, a cancer set-in eating away at their voice to a point its just a game of going along to get along. When will it every be time to dig in an fight. Yea, none of my business but when its time for operational and capital local school referendums they want your vote. Part of that operational funding is used to delivery the promises made on the local contract agreements. So, shut-up and give us the money? Bullshit!
Chicago teachers to go on strike; 400,000 students out of school By Holly Yan, CNN
“We have successfully won concessions for nursing mothers and put more than 500 of our members back to work. We have restored some of the art, music, world language, technology and physical education classes to many of our students. The board also agreed that we will now have textbooks on the first day of school, rather than have our students and teachers wait for up to six weeks before receiving instructional materials.”
How dare these teachers demand textbooks for their students on the first day of school! Waiting six weeks for instructional material isn’t going to hurt anyone! Art and Musicm come on kids don’t need that! Why are these union thugs undoing management decisions? Technology ? Come every kid knows how to text! What more technology do they need. Physical education?? Just send students Michele Obama’s eat right and workout DVD. ( I am being sarcastic)
“The average teacher will get a 16% raise over that (4-year) period” at a time when the city’s fiscal situation is on edge, the school board president said of the offered deal.
4% raise a year! Take the money and run! Forget about textbooks and gym class!! ( I am being sarcastic)
“We are also concerned that too much of the evaluations will be based on students’ standardized test scores. This is no way to measure teacher effectiveness at all,” she said.