Senate Bill 72 would limit the governor to picking someone who has at least 10 years experience in the school system, including six years of classroom experience and at least two years as an administrator.
Currently, the rules only require five years experience, with no specific minimums for time spent as a teacher.
Sound like a good piece of legislation to me !
Murphy spent three years as a teacher, teaching physical education, third grade and special education. He spent two years as an assistant principal and four years as a principal.
After that, he was executive director of leadership development at New Leaders for New Schools, a national nonprofit organization, where he helped train school leaders and staff. He then took the helm of the Vision Network, a coalition of 26 Delaware schools, before Gov. Jack Markell picked him to be Secretary of Education.
Murphy was picked because of his relationship to the Rodels of the world and was compensation for political $$$ Markell received.
Murphy has made a mess of the charter school system with his fractured charter school framework being in the hands of incompetent subordinates. Don’t forget Murphy is a proud member of Jeb Bush’s Chiefs for Change!
One thing for sure, once Markell is out of office the next governor will have to take out the DE DOE trash! But you’ll see, the ones at DE DOE with any creditable credentials will bails before the 2017 house-cleaning!
I hope our state legislators support this legislation so the groundwork for selecting the next DE Sec of ED is laid. Murphy though a very personal individuals lacks the grit to lead as a natural leader. He was politically groomed to be the front man for the so-called education reform movement. His leadership was nothing more than a hollow man allowing himself to be filled with corporate bullshit !