Delaware legislators sounding the alarm re: under qualified state secretary of education

Should top school leader have more class experience? Matthew Albright, The News Journal

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 ! 


7 responses to “Delaware legislators sounding the alarm re: under qualified state secretary of education

  1. lastDEconservative

    ” … including six years of classroom experience and at least two years as an administrator.”

    A cynic might say it a bit differently, to wit, “at least eight years as a state employed pre-retiree union dues payer, by definition compliant.”

    Duh. This explains all the tire mounters and engine block assemblers that have headed Mercedes Benz for a hundred years.


  2. Didn’t the legislature have to approve his appointment initially?


  3. Out of state Super PAC appointed from the Rodell Foundation and Wall Street Hedge Funders. As for benchmark standards, I would also include a Masters or Doctorate Degree in Education. 6 Years of Classroom and 4 Years of Administrative Experience. Yes, Union Dues required not ‘Dark Money.’ Go DSEA. It’s about time you start Fighting!


    • lastDEconservative

      “I would also include a Masters or Doctorate Degree in Education.”

      Why not? No real world experience leading an enterprise nor the educational credentials. The perfect recipe for success as the elected and the sycophants would have it.


    • Publius e decere

      Unions are for wimps.


    • Publius e decere

      Let me amend. “Compulsory” unions are for wimps. A union should make its value case to each member, and those who decline the offer should not have to pay “anyway”.


  4. Re-blogged,

    Decline in Unions is Your Problem Too,

    “Strong unions set a pay standard that nonunion employers follow. For example, a high school graduate whose workplace is not unionized but whose industry is 25% unionized is paid 5% more than similar workers in less unionized industries.”
    “Unions play a pivotal role both in securing legislated labor protections and rights such as safety and health, overtime, and family/medical leave and in enforcing those rights on the job. Because unionized workers are more informed, they are more likely to benefit from social insurance programs such as unemployment insurance and workers compensation. Unions are thus an intermediary institution that provides a necessary complement to legislated benefits and protections.”