Courts give Reach Academy a little CPR! Our state legislators need to engage this issue! Education will continue to be an election issue!
Legislators ! Ask yourselves why did DE DOE take Reach off of probation last school year? Ask yourselves why did DE DOE approve Reach’s request last school year to relocate to a new building because they wanted to better serve students? Legislators ask yourselves why did Markell selected the least qualified person to be Delaware’s Secretary of Education? Three years as a gym teacher, two years as an administrator and grooming by the Vision Network !
Delaware Governor Jack Markell is the self proclaimed Delaware Education Czar! WHY? He apparently ordered the manipulation of Race to The Top four-year federal grant to reserve funding for a fifth-year ! Keep an eye on U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan who “will” soon announce approval of extending the four-year grant to five -year. Not more money but allows Jack to hold back monies needed now to help schools like Reach Academy to pay for all those unneeded positions at DE DOE! They “created” a job for Judas of all things.
Delaware legislators also note DE DOE’s charter school framework is still in development and wasn’t part of the original charter agreement between Reach and DE DOE. Fairly good framework I’ll admit but Murphy and Markell are changing the rules on the fly and require charter schools to dance through the hoops!
Delaware Legislators stop further approval of new charter school applications that have not yet be approved until Markell cleans up his DE DOE mess! We need changes in the DE DOE Charter School Office NOW!
The Delaware Department of Education has become the overreaching arm of federal and state “Markell” intrusion! What about The Smarter Balanced Assessment set to replace DCAS? Legislators when did you approve this? YOU DIDN’T! Murphy is about to roll you under the bus with manipulation of state education legislation! STOP HIM! Ask for explanation as why parts of The Smarter Balanced Assessment will be scored bu “humans” whereas teachers must wait for results!
As for my former Republican Party! YOU SUCK when it comes to education and “PROTECT” Jack Markell! We need good third-party candidates who have the knowledge about these concerning education matters! Education consumes one-third the state budget ! FYI there is RTTT money to pay for digital recorders for charter schools “Debbie”. Enhancing communication does help with parental involvement and improves local control ! And translates into improving student achievement! Seems like the Speaker of The House doesn’t want parents and the community to have greater “control”.
I have issues with charter schools aka the laws that governs them! I do support charter schools as a right of choice! But why use high poverty schools like Reach who is crawling out from a disaster caused by the former school leader? They need help and guidance and with DE DOE shifting to an authoritarian body not one of support via technical assistance, schools like Reach are being victimized by an out of control and of focus Delaware Department of Education that lack capacity and grits they want to sell others! And OMG! The charter school queen Ms. Hospitality needs to take her skills to Motel 6. Her organization takes fees from charter schools like Reach for “professional services” yet drives a knife in Reach’s back when the need the most help! I made an error in a previous referring to Reach paying membership fees to this organization. The money I was referring to was for professional services! So why is a vendor jamming one on the back of Reach! These so-called non-profits want to reform our school system and our legislators better wake their asses up!
Publius, I support charter schools and DE DOE is doing them more harm than any of my rhetoric.