Recording of the biggest LIAR in the state of Delaware RE: Sec of Ed Mark Murphy @Washingtonpost @huffingtonpost #edude #netde #neatoday @NSBAComm @NatlGovsAssoc @usedgov @arneduncan @educationOIG @destateboarded @NRP @degop @greg_lavelle

(Delaware Public Media’s Tom Byrne interviews Delaware Sec. of Education Mark Murphy about the state’s Priority Schools initiative.)

To: Red Clay school board members, hear me well! If Merv comes to you and request that you support any Priority Schools MOU even one he formulated, YOU NEED TO FIRE HIM. If you don’t, please don’t think about running for you board seat again. To the future chair of the Red Clay referendum committee: If Red Clay buys into this shit plan “you” will be part of the problem and the lie factory. 

To: Delaware State Legislators: You people are fucking nuts for not calling for the removal of this lying Secretary of Education Mark Murphy.

To: The Delaware PTA: Wake the FUCK UP and stop sleeping with Jack Markell! 

To: Local taxpayers: The state isn’t offering enough money to fund this insane local takeover plan. It will require backing-filling with local tax-dollars.  

To: Wilmington’s minorities particularly African-Americans so-called civil rights leaders: You can’t be serious about supporting this man and this Wall Street inspired local school takeover plan!  

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36 responses to “Recording of the biggest LIAR in the state of Delaware RE: Sec of Ed Mark Murphy @Washingtonpost @huffingtonpost #edude #netde #neatoday @NSBAComm @NatlGovsAssoc @usedgov @arneduncan @educationOIG @destateboarded @NRP @degop @greg_lavelle

  1. I just listened to the audio, and several things jumped out.

    1. Sec. Murphy speaks in buzzwords which makes the interview short on specifics. Maybe I’m being too hard on him, but the only other options to describe his manner is either he’s uniformed about the plan or being deliberately vague on the details surrounding the plan. But perhaps there are no details when it comes to the money because everything depends on the new school leaders’ plans? If that’s the case, then is all his talk about community/district input just talk? (read my point 3)

    2. When the interviewer pointed out that this plan calls for additional salary and incentives for teachers in these schools, Sec. Murphy agreed, and added, “We expect our districts will come together and provide our teachers with additional compensation.”

    Umm… is he saying that the additional money for teachers’ salaries/incentives will have to come from the districts? That it’s not included in the 6 million? (or whatever that $ figure is now)

    3. When it comes to informing the community about this plan he said that the districts will bring people together to discuss and formulate the plan. How, exactly, would this work? Is he saying the community would create the plan for their school? Will a plan be formulated before the school leader (with unprecedented authority) is hired? It would seem so given the timeline. And what if the community’s vision is different from the school leaders?

    4. He cites three schools as models to be emulated – Howard (VoTech), Lewis (Dual Language Magnet) and Eastside (Charter). Notice anything about these schools? Not one is a traditional public school and all three have control over their population. In addition, not one of them has a feeder/attendance zone.

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    • Pandora,

      Role model schools include:
      – Pewaukee (WI) S.D.
      – Montgomery Cty (MD) S.D.
      – Iredell -Statesville (NC) S.D.
      – Jenks (OK) S.D.
      – Pearl River (NY) S.D.
      – Chugash (AK) S.D.
      and others dating back to 2001 – all Baldrige/Education recipients. Closest to DE is: North Penn (PA) S.D. leading the parade of over 2500 high performing schools. Recently, Alexandria City Schools,
      (VA) is celebrated.

      Our work in Milford has stalled and the Seaford effort barely launched
      before the leadership changed.

      The critical questions are:
      – How might Delaware learn from these role model schools?
      – How might Delaware attract / retain / sustain Quality Education leaders?

      Several state are deploying the methodologies of continuous improvement and sustainability state-wide. Delaware has taken
      a step in the right direction with the IEP and Autism Task Force
      that is stipulates “Process Improvement”.

      Charter and traditional schools, alike, benefit from the 1999 Congressional decision to extend the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program to Heath Care and Education. Sadly, over
      the course of 15 years, Health Care had out-deployed Education
      at a ratio of 10:1. Now, that is becomes a critical skills gap as expressed by the lack of qualified job candidates, Delaware’s ability
      to attract new industries and overall, quality of life issues. New
      skills gap?

      Without aligning DE education leaders with international role model schools, best practices, strategic alliances and resources, tools and support, efforts for improvement will remain only superficial.

      I serve as a member/leader with the American Society for Quality, a Senior Baldrige Examiner, and have numerous strategic affiliations with quality education organizations.

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    • *sigh*

      Greg, you didn’t address a single point of mine, so I wonder why you bothered responding. I’m also willing to bet you didn’t even listen to the interview. You, my friend, are very close to spam because you say exactly the same thing on every thread.

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    • I thought Lewis Dual Language, maintained their feeder/attendance zone in addition to being a dual language immersion magnet program. Wasn’t that a part of their Partnership Zone plan? It would be interesting to see more about what they used their PZ funds for and the impact each of those focus areas made. It appears that they have begun to turn things around there.

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    • They might have, MHS. If so, I think it’s really small and the people I know who live near Lewis choice out due to not needing the purpose of that program. A few years ago my neighbor choiced her son into Lewis so that he would learn a second language. They ended up leaving because the school wasn’t about teaching Spanish to English speakers – at least that’s what she told me. Who knows? Does anyone know an English speaker who learned Spanish at Lewis?

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  2. What kills me in the predicate : struggling to achieve =test scores. Nothing. Else.

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  3. Steven Fackenthall

    If this doesn’t anger every educator, especially ones in those buildings, I don’t know what will.

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  4. Jack, improve achievement? Check the results of Baldrige/Education
    that can be found at…
    http://www.nist.gov/baldrige/award_recipients/pewaukee-school-district.cfm

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  5. This interview is the most self-serving compilation of abject lies and innuendo that is intended to misrepresent the reality of this RODEL, Vision Network, ALEC et.al. modeling to provoke an animosity toward educators and local districts by the minority community. Make no mistake about it, this deliberately contrived propaganda piece crafted and approved by the Governor and his willing uninformed accomplices, such as Secretary Murphy, cannot and should not prevail.
    Pandora you’ve drawn some very accurate conclusions in your analysis and I hope to eventually expand on them.
    Kilroy’s is right, there should be calls for resignations all around
    John Kowalko

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  6. Pandora,

    Really? my comment addresses your points of: role model schools,
    Financials, and that, since 2000, education leaders do have a
    reference point for which to AIM their trajectory. Also, that quality education supports to traditional and charter schools.

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    • Greg, nope. Not seeing it. You do, however, sound a lot like Sec. Murphy.

      Here are my points/questions:

      1. Sec. Murphy speaks in buzzwords. And perhaps there are no details when it comes to the money because everything depends on the new school leaders’ plans? If that’s the case, then is all his talk about community/district input just talk?

      What’s your opinion on this, Greg?

      2. When the interviewer pointed out that this plan calls for additional salary and incentives for teachers in these schools, Sec. Murphy agreed, and added, “We expect our districts will come together and provide our teachers with additional compensation.”

      So… will districts be responsible for the additional salary and incentives, Greg, or is that money going to come out of the 6 million? That would make a big difference, no?

      3. When it comes to informing the community about this plan he said that the districts will bring people together to discuss and formulate the plan. How, exactly, would this work? Is he saying the community would create the plan for their school? Will a plan be formulated before the school leader (with unprecedented authority) is hired? It would seem so given the timeline. And what if the community’s vision is different from the school leaders?

      So who will be creating this plan? The community/districts (as Sec. Murphy claimed in the audio Kilroy posted) or the new school leader? Whose vision wins? Any thoughts?

      4. He cites three schools as models to be emulated – Howard (VoTech), Lewis (Dual Language Magnet) and Eastside (Charter). Notice anything about these schools? Not one is a traditional public school and all three have control over their population. In addition, not one of them has a feeder/attendance zone.

      Do you not see the difference between a VoTech’s, Magnet’s and Charter’s population? And since the default failure setting of these priority schools is conversion to charter or closure then, perhaps, you could tell me how this would look?

      Yep, you didn’t address a single issue of mine.

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    • lastDEconservative

      Can’t believe you stepped in pandora’s trap, again, Greg. If anyone makes an observation of a situation at a level higher than counting the rivets on the sinking ship in order to fulfill next month’s rivet inventory requirement, it’s waaaay above her pay grade and comprehension prowess. Consider yourself schooled and try to recall next time, if you’re not one of “them,” you’re an idiot. And of course, you are also *sigh* tiring, I suppose.

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    • lastDEconservative

      PS: His/her amazing display of hubris, demanding you respond to her exposition of inanity, is admirable in its scope (line by line!), but it doesn’t make the demand valid. In case you got sidetracked again.

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  7. kilroysdelaware

    This issue at hand issue the mechanics of school turnaround but rather the Rodel / Wall Street Trojan Horse that want to takeover “local authority” with minimal state funding uses local taxes as back-fill and sustaining funds. Red Clay’s play is to say no to the state seeded MOU and comeback with their own! I say F that too. The reply to the state by the Red Clay and CSD board is NO! Let the state step in and take one of these schools and they’ll pay hell! The stepped in on Moyer with K12.inc and fell on their face. I will not support a Red Clay referendum knowing those monies will go to back-fill this wrongheaded plan

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  8. Pandora, you can believe as you see fit. It appears that you
    have not seen the results from schools using continuous
    improvement methodologies defined by Dr. Deming for
    education in 1983.

    The YouTube videos are available to anyone.

    I stated my endorsement over the years and sad to learn that
    you seem unable to understand the importance of Einstein’s
    wonderful counsel that no problem is solved by the thinking
    that created it defines what we must do. Fifteen years is
    too long to learn of this longest study for educational
    transformation that works for ALL schools.

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    • Yep, still haven’t addressed my questions.

      You, sir, are a bad infomercial.

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    • lastDEconservative

      Either shut up and bow to my intellect and -attempt- to justify your existence, or just shut up! pandora and that lot in general don’t want solutions that work — that could be the end of the line! The next solution has to cause at least as much damage as the last one, so that another next one will be required of the intelligentsia. So hush.

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  9. I want to know what residential treatment center Murphy worked at before he became a teacher. Anyone have this information? If it’s one of three, that explains A LOT!

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  10. If only the world knew the real reason Mr. Murphy left SMCPS….

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  11. The ______________ day in DE Education history:

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  12. I stumbled on the source of the audio. Kilroy, why didn’t you post where this came from?

    http://www.wdde.org/68202-state-officials-push-garner-support-priority-schools-initiative

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    • kilroysdelaware

      Good usage of “I-messages” Delawareway. You put “I” in the part stroking your ego and “you” in the part chastising me! Are you the blog ethics police now? 😉 No intent to infringe on copy rights. Actually I did try to notate source on audio code string but is conflicted. Yes I could have notated source on body of blog text. I’ll go back and do so. However, please apologies to Publius for breaking blogger golden rule number #1 🙂

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  13. flyonthewalldelaware

    Interview is so revealing. I cannot believe the Secretary so casually refers to schools that have the capability to filter which students are enrolled. Fast forward 5 years, 6 more filtration systems added to New Castle County schools, Under this system of school improvement, I must assume that those that don’t make it through the filter are laid to waste eventually. I’m just so exasperated with short-sighted planning.

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  14. Reblogged this on Exceptional Delaware and commented:
    If you had any doubt about Secretary of Education Mark Murphy, this is something you need to listen to. The man is so full of himself, it must take an enormous amount of effort for him to let anyone else in the room. This recording shows what a liar he is.

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  15. Kilroy, fuck you too. (smiley face). I didn’t write that to stroke egos but because John Young pointed out on MY BLOG that you ripped this off from his work. He at least cited the source and you took it with out bothering to do even that! http://delawareway.blogspot.com/2014/09/obvious-falsehoods-from-secretary-of.html?showComment=1411867955294

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    • kilroysdelaware

      LOL 🙂 your so cute when you’re mad 🙂 You know it’s bloggers like you who uses profanity like the word “fuck” that makes it looks bad for us wholesome family orientated bloggers 😉 Now relax girl or I won’t hold your hand at Jea Street civil rights march.

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  16. not mad! note the smiley face. I bet you still didn’t follow the link and read in the comments what I was referring to. I can’t make you do that but I really want you to understand that you have this whole thing ass backwards. I did stumble on the source when looking at WDDE yesterday. I didn’t see the link on John’s page either until I checked back a second time. And ok, for the record, I am on the record that when you take another person’s work you should credit them.

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    • kilroysdelaware

      Chill girl honestly there was no intent to deceive.
      Here’s is your comment and I did read it

      “No way to tell – Kilroy should have cited you – usually does. Maybe I missed that. I got it from Matthews posting Kilroy on fb”

      I’ve been blogging since 2006 and there is no history of complaints”I take another person’s work”. FYI, I did “talk” to John and apologies if I made an error. I get tons of side bar E-mails with links and concerns and I do delete them as I go. Yes I went back to see if perhaps it was E-mailed to me and don’t see it. If I error I am sorry!

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  17. Me and Kilroy are good. Just know, I had it first, LOL. 🙂

    It needs to be on KD as he gets way more hits.

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    • kilroysdelaware

      Thanks John ! I was getting ready to overnite Nancy some Xanx 🙂 Actually pushing these critical issues is teamwork and you and I know we push them far in the web word. Without each other we’ll have nothing! And for sure there will be times we’ll trip over each other getting our message out. As far as Nancy, I don’t care what Jack Markell says about her in the men’s room of the Hotel DuPont Green Room :). Nancy is a good person and we share passion for the foundation of this nation. I know, she’ll come back and say I am kissing her ass :).

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