Judge drives last nail in Moyer Charter School coffin re: Closure

Judge rules to close Moyer at end of year  Jessica Masulli Reyes and Matthew Albright, The News Journal

The Maurice J. Moyer Academic Institute’s long fight with the state is likely over after a judge rejected the charter school’s legal attempt to stop the Department of Education from shutting it down.

A Chancery Court judge ruled Friday that the Wilmington charter school that serves mostly black, low-income students will have to close at the end of the school year.

9 responses to “Judge drives last nail in Moyer Charter School coffin re: Closure

  1. Federal. Due Process. 14th Amendment. injunction. get a parent who has standing.


  2. Heartbreaking. Completely heartbreaking. I agree with this :
    “Obviously I think it’s the wrong decision,” said New Castle County Councilman Jea Street, who supported the lawsuit. “At some point, somebody is going to have to answer the question of where these kids are going to get an education that is better when where they are now, because the public schools they’re going back to are as bad or worse.”

    Delawares entire education system is an effed up total mess. We are in big trouble, aren’t we?


    • kilroysdelaware

      The intent of reforming public education was meant to address the need to close the achievement gap. Pretty much helping the bottom aka Greg’s undesirable crabs at the bottom of the bucket.

      Moyer’s governance is a failure! Keeping Moyer open with the current board would be rewarding failure. However in all fairness keep the Delaware Department of Education charter school unit as is is also a failure. But then again go up the food chain and we have Mark Murphy a complete failure ! Stop the presses!! Go to the very top of the food chain and we have Markell running his political agenda via strings tied to a bunch of kiss asses!

      Jea Street knows the answer which is, change the law to allow the City of Wilmington to authorize charter school and perhaps require all charter schools within the city to fall under city oversight!

      DE DOE thinks nothing of permitting Moyer students to return to their feeder schools that don’t meet AYP. Bottom line is Moyer needs to close to help Markell and Murphy’s resume for life after Delaware. The need to show grit and courage.


    • lastDEconservative

      “Keeping Moyer open with the current board would be rewarding failure.”

      Keeping [ * ] open with the current board would be rewarding failure.

      *insert any school building, district, local or state board, or other entity of your choice. And be correct.


  3. Reblogged this on Exceptional Delaware and commented:
    Wax on, wax off…it’s 2015. Do you know where your charter school is? This unending saga with school closures needs to stop. How can any school hope to do anything with the threat of closures or lawsuits looming over it’s head constantly. Add to this the impending doom called Smarter Balanced Assessments and everything that will come with that. Let’s hope cooler heads prevail in Washington D.C. and we can put an end to all this nonsense.


  4. Greg MAZZOTTA

    In 2000, 15 years ago, Delaware launched an initiative to develop Quality Education in the Milford schools. At the same time, Montgomery Cty schools, MD was one of six pilot states for the
    Congress’s newly announced Baldrige/Education joining Health Care
    in making available the body of knowledge developed from the 1981 establishment of the Baldrige (Presidential) Performance Excellence Program.

    Historically, in 1994, New Castle County Vo-Tech was recognized by our own state quality award program. In 2002, Milford schools were recognized with the Lt. Gov.Model for Excellence Award.

    Perhaps, there is a Knowing-Doing Gap here, preventing education leaders as well as elected political leaders to learn of the developments that have resulted in over 2500+ high performing schools today.

    As an advisor and historian, I’m often asked to re-count the events that got DE to this point. It seems that there is little consideration
    shared for learning the lessons of the past fifteen years.

    Sadly, the pain and confusion, recently seen in this weeks education events will trigger a positive response and a favorable outcome. I continue to include: John Rago, Charles Potter, Jea Street and other leaders in an attempt to provide insight. May Dr. Jerry Weast’s words
    echo in the hearts of those truly concerned with the welfare of Delaware’s children: see 5 min. video…


  5. I respectfully disagree with the comment that the schools they are going back to are worse. I’m sure my comment with draw some broadly brushed picture of public schools being so horrible. But if someone without a political agenda (crucial) wants to do any analysis on the topic with me, I’d be happy to discuss. The public school in which I teach is outstanding. I sent my own children there, and I wouldn’t hesitate to do so again. I won’t engage with political discussions on the topic. I deal with data. Numbers don’t lie. Only people do.


  6. Greg MAZZOTTA

    John, I support data-driven decision making.


  7. But do you support the truth?