ACLU Et Al v. State of Delaware and Red Clay Consolidated 03 Dec 14 @arneduncan @washingtonpost #edude #netde @dedeptofed @destateboarded @usedgov @EducationOIG @huffingtonpost #neatoday @NSBAComm @NatlGovsAssoc

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16 responses to “ACLU Et Al v. State of Delaware and Red Clay Consolidated 03 Dec 14 @arneduncan @washingtonpost #edude #netde @dedeptofed @destateboarded @usedgov @EducationOIG @huffingtonpost #neatoday @NSBAComm @NatlGovsAssoc

  1. A “Thank you” to the ACLU for taking up this most important action.

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    • Yes, thank you for crying and complaining about schools that have gone off and done great things. Awesome job!! Does the C in ACLU stand for “Crab Bucket”? Now lets all fail together!! WHooooppeeee

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  2. lastDEconservative

    There is little in life more entertaining than watching all the destroyers forming a circular firing squad. Now where’s my popcorn?

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  3. Diane Ravitch, the doyenne of the national movement against “school reform” (charters & privatization), calls the ACLU action on behalf of DE students a “blockbuster” that “could have sweeping national consequences…if the Brown decision is still in effect.”

    http://dianeravitch.net/2014/12/05/blockbuster-aclu-sues-delaware-for-segregated-charter-schools/

    Admittedly she doesn’t understand an important element of the case–she refers to it as a lawsuit when it is an “administrative complaint” to OCR (not to the courts). Still it is nice to see this getting national attention. WHYY and NBC-Phila. have also picked up the story.

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    • Publius e decere

      Consider the source — the above blog comment is by the ONLY person named in the ACLU complaint. Points duly awarded for self-validating “marketing’. Shee-boom.

      As for the Ravitches of flawed thinking which are foisted upon us, I can’t understand why The Ravitch should be compared to a doyenne pepper. 🙂 Nor why Ravitch should pejoratively be accused of being a “buster”. Ravitch may be addled in her ideology, but that is no reason to (ab)use her opportunistically as a poster-pepper for a political agenda.

      As noted in the above post, Ravitch doesn’t differentiate between a complaint versus a lawsuit. Why bother with facts when you are ranting? She is entitled to live by her apparent philosophy, which apparently is “shoot first and ask for apologies later — if necessary”.

      Bottom line: Ravitch is leading the “other” union, not the NEA-DSEA-{district]EA. Leave her on the outside looking in until she has standing in DE with union membership. Pathetic as it sounds, we should prefer to hear from Ms Jenner. At least Jenner represents her peers through a semblance of majority.

      Publius

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  4. With all due respect Publius, Diane Ravitch is THE place folks like me go to for information about the anti-education reform news. The mass media, especially in Delaware, caters more towards the establishment. As I’ve been saying, it’s past time we took back the conversation. We have allowed the cabal to control what’s going on. You know it, and I know it. If you are truly about the students, then you need to know Ravitch and all of us are right. I think you are, but from a different perspective.

    “At least Jenner represents her peers through a semblance of majority.” Do you have any idea of how many folks Ravitch represents? Most of her articles are about information she has received from other people. She is not beholden to any particular party, or the unions, or even to herself. She is about the students and teachers, and the vicious attacks and agendas have lit a fire in her, as well as many others. For one who defends the charter system as much as you do, it should be easy to understand. When something you cherish is under attack, you will seek to expose the truth. The hard part is determining what that truth is.

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    • lastDEconservative

      “The hard part is determining what that truth is.” Have you put the esteemed Ms. Ravitch to your own test?

      Seems not. ” … Ravitch and all of us are right.” Really? Just. Like. That.

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    • Come over to Exceptional Delaware and read my articles. Read all of Kilroy’s articles. Yes, sometimes we get the details wrong, but check out my article about Rodel and Basis Schools, and read the Philanthropy Roundtable’s charter school manifesto. Then come back and tell me I’m wrong.

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    • lastDEconservative

      Right means what?

      You are likely right about the degree of wear on the hobnails you can see from your flattened position, in a sort of a stupor, like most of the populace. Good.

      But what of the mind (intent) inside the head, atop the body of the leviathan, towering over you, whose foot is inside the boot holding you in such a position that all you can see is the hobnails? “What’s really going on,” is my test, as I dart around avoiding the boot.

      I’ve missed but few of Rodel’s evil assemblies these last few years. It’s as plain to me as the nose on Curly’s face. When viewed from the light, that is. Keep at it, just remember, look away from the distractions when you think you’ve caught them.

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    • Right is in the demographics, in the continued rise of charter schools in cities like Wilmington and New Orleans. Right is Rodel taking over education in our state. Right is standardized testing becoming the basis for everything rated in education. Right is the mass proliferation of our schools by organizations such as TFA and Relay bought and paid for by our DOE with financial support to these organizations by Rodel and their numerous linked groups, and some of the wealthiest billionaires in our country.

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    • lastDEconservative

      If I’m tracking you, I’m hearing more reporting on shoe sole composition. Everyone who should be listening is well aware of the taste of boot, but they don’t know why it persists. If they’re’ reading here, they may be trying to learn. Let’s help them.

      You cited between 5 and 7 evil culprits just above, depending on how one reads it, in the course of defining -right- (though I think you were defining -wrong- according to your world view). Let’s’ call it six.

      What, prithee Kevin, do all six have in common? What do a billionaire (who is evil simply on the basis of having worked very hard, I suppose) somewhere on planet earth and a starving TFA ‘educator’ in RCCSD who can’t get a real job in what’s left of the progressive left’s real world have in common? What does Rodel’s takeover in Delaware have in common with the ‘proliferation’ (to no good as you see it) of Charter Schools in Nyawlins? (Lived in Vicksburg for 3 years, learned how to say it).

      I’ll suppose that you know. Just as you know that one cannot solve a problem prior to defining it. The marks left on the populace by the hobnails is not the problem. Get up.

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    • If you could just speak in plain old English so us dumb folks could understand better, that would be super! 🙂 Read my Rodel/Basis schools article here: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/12/07/rodels-plan-to-bring-the-basis-charter-chain-from-arizona-to-delaware-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-rceaprez-apl_jax-nannyfat-ecpaige-roof_o-dedeptofed-destateboarded-tnj_malbright-aclu_delawa/ and read the PDF link on Philanthropy Roundtable, pages 70 and 71. Then you will understand exactly where I’m coming from.

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    • lastDEconservative

      No thanks. I read all the crap, er, scholarly work, exposes, commentaries, expert harrumphing, Ravitches by the dozens, breathless next-big-thing announcements, blogs, etc., ad nauseum, that I could dig up from a thousand and one sources starting about 4 1/2 years ago, having awoken to the fact that my first grand would soon be old enough to start school somewhere (at age 5 or 6 … no Lake Forest Infant classes for us). I also started going to the (their) meetings, conferences, harrumphing contests and such. It didn’t take long to discern the thread, the commonalities.

      Thus I learned what’s really going on. I’ve kept my family out of the system, and I will keep my family out of the system, if it takes my last million (then I go see Publius). Now I entertain myself trying to make others raise their heads up and see where the problems really are, what they really are, and who really is to blame. I also have fun watching ‘them’ in their natural habitat, to wit., Rodel’s’ conferences, RttT teacher indoctrination sessions, The Lillian’s “OMG, It’s Been 10 Years, NCLB Results are Due Tour,” Curly’s private meetings with Arne and the Sycophants (got unceremoniously escorted out by a rather large human that day, and screened by the FBI), having coffee with Jimmy and Lois, and yes, spending time with Kilroy and the Denizens.

      No dig intended, but whatever you wrote about Rodel and Basis and this one and that one … surprise, it’s all been done before. And while you’re getting invested in your discovery and basking in the glow, they have already moved on. Don’t get me wrong, don’t stop doing what you’re doing, it’s a great service you provide to many of the great unwashed who are oblivious to the stench around them — or I should say, have lived in the stench (aka lullaby) so long they don’t realize it’s there.

      I’ve also studied history. American history and its Biblical derivation, vis a vis true education and government schooling. It’s not hard to trace the downfall and the continuing spiral to oblivion we see today, nor is it difficult to see how America became the greatest nation ever known — without IEPs or iPads, Ritalin or smart boards, just to name a few. This is where I concentrate my disposable reading time now. If I can figure out how to package the solution in a yellow box (think Cheerios) that people can understand, or, far better, enlighten them sufficiently back to discernment beyond the need for shiny packaging, my work will be done.

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    • I would be very curious to know what your ideas are. Maybe instead of watching the oblivion you can start to fix it. Some of the best moments in history are when ideas morphed into reality and people worked together to make changes for the better.

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