CSD Freeman Williams spanks Governor Markell’s ass! Markell backs down on Priority School demands!

Christina district gets reprieve on Priority Schools Matthew Albright, The News Journal

The Christina School District’s three Priority Schools in inner-city Wilmington can keep their principals and teachers next year while state leaders grapple with a redistricting plan that would hand over all of the district’s schools in the city limits to the Red Clay School District.

The Christina School Board voted Tuesday night to approve a one-year agreement with the Department of Education that would leave Bancroft and Stubbs elementary schools and Bayard Middle School under Christina’s banner for a year.

“We agreed that the best thing for those kids would be to provide a stable environment with some of the things we had planned for which we had funding,” said Board President Frederick Polaski, who helped to negotiate the deal with the state.

Though the most controversial part of Priority Schools – removing school staff – is no longer on the table, there will be some changes.

It is so refreshing to see education leaders like Freeman Williams stand up to a political bully like Governor Jack Markell. Markell has done nothing but bullied district leaders with threats of funding cuts or takeovers if district leaders didn’t support his agenda! Race to The Top is case in point. The best thing for Christina is for Markell the stay the F out and same goes for Markell’s bought and paid for so-called civil rights leaders selling out Wilmington’s children. When so-called civil rights leaders stand shoulder to shoulder with Markell they become enablers in Markell’s social rape games!     

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5 responses to “CSD Freeman Williams spanks Governor Markell’s ass! Markell backs down on Priority School demands!

  1. lastDEconservative

    I’ve given up expecting you to “get it” Kilroy, but I’ll say it anyway: the moment Williams/CSD engaged with Beldar and Coach, the moment they acknowledged the challenge if you will, Beldar and the Coach WON. Which means … CSD lost, in that these so called negotiations are NOT win-win oriented as in the rest of civil society, but designed to create a second class party to the affair. Try this, do you honestly think that they changed the tote board in DoE’s office (or Coach’s resume) from “win” to “lose” because they let CSD (or Merv) keep a bone?

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  2. Publius e decere

    Hardly a standup. The Wilmington nominating district is essentially in receivership. The district plans to go back to the voters in May and ask for the tax increase “again” with no new plans for improvements. I guess that is their turnaround plan — ask for money with a pretty-please tacked on.

    They should have a single polling place — at the empty building they own. Voters can enter and look around and wonder why on earth would the district not sell this industrial albatross before asking us for more money. Then the public can cast their votes “with full transparency”.

    The voters (taxpayers) said they have had enough already. It is going to take more than “we need to get our message out” to pass a referendum. CSD needs to seriously right-size its physical plant and its staffing structures for the new smaller reality they face. While they have dithered over politically silly issues like opting out of testing they have lost control of their city district and disserved the residents who live there. Over the longer term, CSD has ignored public will and “counseled out” a large part of the public to the point that the public formed a highly successful charter school to service the needs of their Newark community since CSD would not take up the mantle.

    Huge expenses, huge errors. Pay day has arrived.

    Publius

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    • lastDEconservative

      ” … CSD has ignored public will and “counseled out” a large part of the public … ”

      Nice, amigo, nice.

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    • Wow, just wow. It is a rather intriguing parallel. Charters try and attract students seeking the end result of whatever the focus parents/ children want from their education. Military, college prep, medical, STEM, etc. The district’s efforts were directed at those who would vote “YES” (i.e.: they tried to attract only those who would buy in to the program.) Isn’t that “skimming” the vote? Pandora actually called this pretty well other than the whole uninformed, selfish, stupid comments. Then again I’m just uniformed, selfish and stupid so what would I know. Did forget to mention that I commented that CSD should tell Markell to go ahead and take the schools before they even offered that as an option? I was too uninformed and stupid to have said that.

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    • lastDEconservative

      ” … I commented that CSD should tell Markell to go ahead and take the schools before they even offered that as an option … ”

      A good solution not taken. Better, just let the diktat’s expiration date come and go, leave the keys under the mats at the front doors. Set up a watch for someone from DoE to show up and actually execute the threat, just for the fun of it, and to let “the people” know.

      AKA, as Nanc might have said, “Just don’t engage.”

      Imagine Jimmy at the front door of the three schools amongst all the folks milling around wondering why the doors aren’t open! Or would the Coach and a full staff have been there the next morning? What a boring, predictable place this is. Never any real excitement.

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