Publius, I don’t care what others say about you and you know most of the time I am yanking your chain. But I like you! However, come on! A 6 Sigma White Belt could tell you Frank blew it re: timing. I’ll admit his credentials are good and he has made some major contributions for the betterment of the community. But when it comes to thinking outside the box in the Pencader crisis, your buddy needs to step out of it once in awhile. Beat me and my GED and pocketful of college credits up all you want! But serious, somewhere between dumb and stupid is the folks at Pencader. It was quite obvious Pencader was lacking in one critical area and that was transparency. There was a window of opportunity to save Pencader! Frank missed it! My door was always open and I know the “Star Chamber” aka the power base behind the power. All it would have taken is turning on the lights!
I had brunch in the Green Room with one of my old Rodney Club pals. We sat at our usual table in the far back right! You know the power table! Publius, I’ll never out you because we don’t play that her and for some it would be walk on the wild side. Publius it doesn’t look good for Pencader. Your buddy can call in all the chips he wants! However, word has it if the coach is fool enough to keep Pencader on the team a big call will be made and coach will be heading back to the Rodel boys! Coach is a very personable sincere person. But he don’t understand the real power structure of Delaware. RTTT funding is winding down and RTTT exit strategies are pretty much set. Markell is a lame-duck but needs to sow the seeds for the next leg in his, from a Friendly’s Soda Jerk to a Washington insider journey.
Publius, for the sake of our mutual respect please ask Frank once the state board votes unanimously to close Pencader that he see it through to the end. We need to make sure the transition for Pencader students looking for other placement goes smooth. I know other charters and districts will have sensitivity to the needs of those students. You might feel the pain for Frank but now it’s time to feel for the kids that adults once again failed! Also. let’s not forget the amazing teachers who were victimized by this lack of transparency. I am sure those who are looking for jobs will finished the year.