Daily Archives: April 12, 2014

More info on the 3 charter schools failing to meet requirements of applications to open

V. C. 4. Recommendation for Formal Review: Academia Antonia Alonso (for Action)

 Summary

 

The Department is seeking consent of the State Board of Education to place the charter school on formal review.  The issues for the formal review include concerns relative to  economic viability and compliance with enrollment within their charter.  If the State Board consents, the formal review will be referred to the Charter School Accountability Committee for review and report.

Academia Antonia Alonso was originally approved to open 2013-2014 (this year) asked for a delay was granted.  The approved application state the school would open it’s first year with 300 students (150K and 150 1st grade) 

Make note of this Delaware Charter Law  : 

“A charter school is a public school including 2 or more of grade kindergarten through 12 and having at least 200 students (provided, however, that a charter school may enroll fewer than 200 but no less than 100 students in its first 2 years of operation or for a charter school serving at-risk or special education students),” 

Wow they must be way below their target enrollment! Kind of weird with all the outcry from parents for more charters you’d think there would be a waiting list.

V. C. 6. Recommendation for Formal Review: Design Lab Charter High School (for Action)

Summary

The Department is seeking consent of the State Board of Education to place the charter school on formal review.  The issues for the formal review include concerns relative to  economic viability and compliance with enrollment within their charter.  If the State Board consents, the formal review will be referred to the Charter School Accountability Committee for review and report.  

  Design Lab Charter High School  Per application first year enrollment would be 240-300 students serving grades 9 & 10. 

V. C. 5. Recommendation for Formal Review: Delaware MET (for Action)

Summary

 

The Department is seeking consent of the State Board of Education to place the charter school on formal review.  The issues for the formal review include concerns relative to economic viability and compliance with enrollment within their charter.  If the State Board consents, the formal review will be referred to the Charter School Accountability Committee for review and report.

Delaware MET per application first year enrollment would be 264 students serving 9th & 10th grades.

Hey Publius, what’s going on? Seriously?  I am kind of shock especially with the charter godfather’s school. It appears they don’t have very effective marketing skills.

WAIT STOP THE PRESSES>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> OMG if these schools don’t open what happens to the students who enrolled? Choice window is closed ! Right! Well thank God their feeder schools has to take them by law! Good thing we have such laws for a safety-net when charters can’t deliver as promised! LOL just pulling  your chain! We all know Secretary of Education will request the state board to approve the opening of these schools. I am sure he’ll cut a deal that if the state board approves allowing these charters to go forward that he’ll resign effective June 30, 2014.   

Well look at it this way, per Arne Duncan and Jack Markell Race to The Top is working! Perhaps the traditional public schools turned around so much the charter school movement is dead! 30th year all time low for high school dropout rate! there’s the proof! 

OMG! Yet another making 3 Delaware charter school heading for a formal review

V. C. 4. Recommendation for Formal Review: Academia Antonia Alonso (for Action)

 Summary

 

The Department is seeking consent of the State Board of Education to place the charter school on formal review.  The issues for the formal review include concerns relative to  economic viability and compliance with enrollment within their charter.  If the State Board consents, the formal review will be referred to the Charter School Accountability Committee for review and report.

WFT that makes 3 charter schools heading for formal review before they even open!

So who is going to be accountable for these blunders? You can bet with unibrow being part of this charter school some backdoor save-face deal will be made!

When will our state legislators wake the F up and call for Murphy’s removal? What the hell is going on in Dover? Got Debbie playing Longhurst’s chambermaid and Ramone working to allow drinking in movie theaters! Almost forgot, Ernie down there pushing legislation saying candy with less that 2% alcohol is OK to sell to kids. Then there is Pete playing a shell game with H.B.#23. Almost forgot creepy Sokola telling all the ladies how beautiful their eyes are! Does anyone in Dover see how these charter approvals are getting F’ed up! Folks the law say 200 students makes a legal charter school in Delaware and this rare action before an approved charter school opens it’s door says to me they aren’t even near 200 students. Whatever happen to parents demanding more charter schools? You think there would be waiting list! These charters gave Sec Murphy applications saying they can deliver! Looks like they didn’t. Rumor has it Murphy rather than “revoking” these 3 charters he’ll recommend a year extension re: delay opening! That’s what the little birdie living in Seaford told me ;). Hey Heff! You know how it works! Talk tough then belly-up! Honor Markell’s marching orders!  

Delaware: Governor Markell’s Edinsight discipline database may set the stage for being racially bias #netDe #Edude @dedeptofed @ed_in_de @destateboard ed @cornelwest @tavissmiley @NAACP @jea_street (@TheRevAl @cspanwj

A follow-up from this previous post Delaware walking a dangerous path “profiling” public school children via Edinsight. Posted on  by kilroysdelaware GO READ …………………..

We’ve heard the complaints that black students are disciplined at a higher rate than white students and the severity of consequences tend to be more for black students. Wasn’t this proven by a USDOE Civil Rights report as a result of Jea Street’s complaint against Christina School District on concerns reaching back to when former Delaware Secretary of Education Lowery was superintendent of CSD?

Fair warning minority community, this Governor Markell agenda to build a database to improve education to track students from cradle to career as they say might be more sinister than that. For minorities we might be talking cradle to incarceration. If Edinsight database is to track details of student discipline from the behavior infractions to associated consequences from grades k-12 we’ll end up with a school criminal record printout that could be used by militarily recruiters which could be basis for denial of entry if a student wanted to enlist. And that goes deep because now you’ll have the government determining your child is unfit for military duty. The discipline data could be requested by family court or even superior court. Remember this wonderful data bases will be linked across the country so the so-called educational data follows the student moving across district or state-line. Some Charter schools look at behavior records and maybe not now but colleges and universities might have access. Currently for now I think the biggest impact would be charter school admission applications! This discipline data will contain notes by principals, teachers, counselors and possible comments by other students who were the so-called victim (put into database by school staff). Call me crazy if you want but many know the importance of documentation and surely the district needs detailed documentation such in the event of lawsuits by victims or parents who feel their child is being over discipline. Make note anyone with access can change or update information at will.

Parents will not have access to this discipline data and the only printed reports they’ll see is cherry-picked academic performance.  

If the goal of education reform is driven by the need to improve student achievement why the need for such a big brother database. Yes we know the links to absenteeism and negative behavior to achievement. However, don’t you think using the time to detail documentation of events could be better used on behavior modification techniques to reduce negitive behavior in schools. And parents what about you! What about those parent teacher conferences? Don’t you think you have a right to see teacher reports going into this database? And you can bet you comments will be documented. 

Dear Delaware Legislators, PLEASE will someone introduce legislation that gives parents rights request full complete printout report of such databases and copies of current school records. Please make sure such request form is highly visible on DE DOE website! Hey Debbie you don’t need to engage this one! Please don’t! I don’t want to burden your love-affair with the sellout gang!  

Folks we know many of our affluent parents are obsessed with their child being perfect and you know damn well they fight anything and everything to keep something negative of their child’s record. Also, odds are system notation on minorities will be more in-dept because schools fear civil rights complaints so they need all the details they can get to cover their asses.

As far as system security don’t worry Markell, Murphy, DE DOE and even the software vendor will tell you don’t worry our system is secure and nothing to worry about. Folks anyone with a system password and student ID# has access and we’re talking thousands of people just in Delaware! If that information was accidentally left on a teachers desk or in view of a student LOOK OUT! Folks we need to be very very careful what kind of personal information is being put into a system with so many users and across state lines. If you trust Jack then go back to sleep!