Lynching Freire for Delaware Department of Education’s stupidity makes no sense !

Neighbors to launch legal challenge of charter school JENNA PIZZI, The News Journal

The Midtown Brandywine Neighbors Association’s attorney, Richard Abbott sent a letter to the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections on Monday, saying they are prepared to go to court if the city does not rescind a building permit issued for the building on West 14th Street which is to be the site of Freire Charter School.

Residents contend that their concerns about the placement of the school in their neighborhood were never taken into consideration. The neighbors claim the school is required to apply for a variance to obtain the building permit because they do not have the required number of parking spaces, which would require the city to hold a public hearing on the project.

If Freire’s building location is illegal why did the Delaware Department of education approve Ferire’s charter application? It makes no sense for Freire to spend money needed to educated their students to defend themselves against what is being a Lynching. 

Residents contend that their concerns about the placement of the school in their neighborhood were never taken into consideration. The neighbors claim the school is required to apply for a variance to obtain the building permit because they do not have the required number of parking spaces, which would require the city to hold a public hearing on the project.

Welcome to the club of being excluded from the Markell education agenda! Parents and the community were excluded from the Race to The Top decision, Common Core Standards decision and The Smarter Balanced Assessment Decision. Get over it ! How about suing Jack Markell??   

“It would give the neighbors and the neighborhood itself a really good forum to bring to light the issues,” said Ben Cohen president of the neighborhood association. Cohen said residents are concerned about the influx of traffic that the school would have on the small neighborhood with narrow, tree-lined streets.

Gee I wonder what this community did when Blue Cross was housed in that building!!

At the end of the day Freire’s charter application was reviewed and approved by the Delaware Department of Education. So now DE DOE is asked to pull the charter and require Freire to close?

Back to the charter school argument! I take strong issues with the capacity of DE DOE lead by a band of IDIOTS. Then there is the DE DOE Coach!  

This issues is nothing more than another DE DOE blunder! When will out state legislator should real courage and demand the resignation of Delaware Secretary of Education and is band of charter idiots?

I am not trying to save Freire, I am trying to point out Delaware charter school laws are flawed and the Delaware Department of Education is incompetent! Change charter school , magnet and votech laws to ensure all are equally open to all students without specific interest clauses and “open” lottery process!    

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29 responses to “Lynching Freire for Delaware Department of Education’s stupidity makes no sense !

  1. Freire Fan

    Who says the neighborhood association is interpreting the law correctly? An attorney and a legal filing does not mean that Freire or the DOE is wrong. This is just NIMBY, and their desperation is showing.

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    • kilroysdelaware

      My point is, DE DOE approved Freire’s charter and if there were issues with permits and zone for a school at that building DE DOE screwed up not Freire. Now Freire will have to use money that could be better serving benefiting their students defending themselves.

      DE DOE is the charter authorizing authority and should know local zoning laws and regulation better than the charter applicant. As far as the community, they are barking up the wrong tree and shouldn’t attacked Freire. You would think a community would embrace a new school. However, perhaps in this case it might be they don’t because the students many be coming from the other side of town.

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    • Ummm, yeah. Pretty sure that Freire did NOT identify their actual location in the application that was approved. Applicants aren’t required to provide that info at the time of application, but must produce documentation showing that they have a location secured by December of the year prior to opening. So, I d think you can blame this one on DOE. Sorry.

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    • This is a school that is parking itself in a neighborhood with narrow streets and didn’t take that into consideration how that would affect the community around it during rush hour and other times. Whether the DOE knew or not, Freire should have had the common sense to look at other options as well and thought about that. Sounds like they were trying to get a quick location. However, when their no-longer-head-of-school got into a heated argument with older women and a brief scuffle ensued, this zero-tolerance former head of school caused an older woman to fall to the ground. But with a name like Freire Fan, I highly doubt I could change your mind.

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    • lastDEconservative

      ” … didn’t take that into consideration how that would affect the community around it during rush hour and other times.”

      Ever spent any time in a real city anywhere, Carrie? Where schools and offices and residents and cabs and business co-exist? Isn’t that what we’re supposed to be doing, coexisting? That’s what the bumper sticker says.

      Oh, wait. How about 10 blocks away? I heard there was a high rise school building with zero parking and one way streets in the middle of a business district … naahh, that can’t be, right? Or else Freire could have supposed that the Republic and Williamston were amenable to such ‘hood ventures.

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    • last, I’ve lived in cities and I’ve lived in the burbs. I also know this sort of thing wouldn’t happen in other bigger cities. But it’s the Delaware Way, short-term solutions causing long-term problems.

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    • Freire Fan

      Why didn’t you post my reply to this comment, submitted last night, pointing out that your paragraph criticizing the DOE was full of spelling & grammar mistakes? Can’t handle people pointing out YOUR mistakes? You may have fixed it now, but that’s no excuse.

      Also – CRAZY IDEA HERE – why don’t you actually look at Freire’s application? Like all other charter schools that are approved anywhere in the country, there was no set location when the school submitted the application in December 2013. (It wouldn’t be possible for a charter to get a confirmed location before approval – you need the approved charter to get the financing and a lease.) The DOE approved Freire to open a school in downtown Wilmington. Freire’s location is in downtown Wilmington.

      And the law that the DOE is apparently too incompetent to interpret says NADA about the neighborhood residents having to agree.

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  2. kilroysdelaware

    It all sound like a bad location for any school and the same concerns were raised before DE DOE and State Board approval. If Freire used bad judgement in haste DE DOE still has a responsibility as the “oversight” authority. “Heated argument” and zero-tolerance” is all part of the lynching . Markell and DE DOE Jenny are getting off the hook as most of these concerns raised are more to do with the flawed charter school law. Yes there is a moratorium on charter schools but that has more to do with the de facto segregation issue, another flaw in the law. The heart of the issues are DE DOE lack of capacity to understand and respect community input “before” charters are approved and obviously local zoning laws.

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  3. lastDEconservative

    “I take strong issues with the capacity of DE DOE lead by a band of IDIOTS. Then there is the DE DOE Coach!”

    In other words, we need more and better government. Hmm. I’ll stick with less.

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  4. Freire Fan

    Also, not ALL the neighborhood residents want the school to stay out. I have a number of friends who live in that neighborhood and welcome the school.

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  5. I just wish ALL public schools had the ability to dump the trouble kids. That would fix the need for charter school…..

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    • lastDEconservative

      Another code breaker moves among us. Well played, Jonathan.

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    • I just wish ALL public schools had the ability to dump the trouble kids. That would fix the need for charter school…..

      And there it is. The naked expresson of the dirty venal selfisnhess that, in certain circles in Delaware, masquerades as moral rectitude, and gave birth to charter schools.

      Fact is, some kids have already been dumped into trouble the day they were born. The schools should be lifting them out of trouble, not dumping them.

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    • lastDEconservative

      “Fact is, some kids have already been dumped into trouble the day they were born. The schools should be lifting them out of trouble, not dumping them.”
      “And there it is. The naked expresson of the dirty venal selfisnhess [sic] that, in certain circles in Delaware, masquerades as moral rectitude … ”

      This is great. Mike O. staring into his own mirror, hoping no one notices.

      A perfect example of the moral depravity and unmistakable evil of the left. “The SCHOOLS SHOULD BE” means the GOVT SHOULD BE means that ALL THE INNOCENT SHOULD BE responsible for all the ills of the rest, because why? Because they caused it, of course! It’s my fault!

      Stay awake you few. Wake your neighbors. Until the Jonathans prevail over the Mike Os we are destined to continue the spiral into the abyss.

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    • “The SCHOOLS SHOULD BE” means the GOVT SHOULD BE means that ALL THE INNOCENT SHOULD BE responsible for all the ills of the rest,

      And just who do you think the GOVT is in this country?

      Thank you for illustrating my point about selfishness, you wretch.

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    • lastDEconservative

      Selfish. And self sufficient. I don’t want you or your blessed, bloated, out of control govt within a country mile of me and mine. Thank YOU for so well demonstrating the evil that is under this piece and all the other pieces of society that socialism, communism, progressivism, liberalism (pick several) has caused. You and yours created and support daily the entitlement and dependency society. I shall never cease to wake every day with intent to dismantle it, and to jar awake as many as I can to understand your (and cohorts) doublespeak for what it is.

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    • Last, you really need to take a vacation or something. And I thought I was serious. You see enemies around every corner, don’t you. Your paranoid banter is rooted in some pretty serious issues. It sounds like the leviathan has swallowed you whole.

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    • lastDEconservative

      No, Carrie, I don’t need to squint or peer around corners. You are all in plain sight, singing songs and a carrying signs, right? We selfish, stupid, unenlightened (help me, M, what else are we?) sad sacks can see you and call you out. Whether we prevail in the end or the, let’s see, how did I enumerate, the “socialism, communism, progressivism, liberalism (pick several),” block prevails will determine the fate of my kids and grands and greats … so I’ll keep naming you. I think me and mine will prevail.

      Now back to creeping around amongst those that also think the reason the roads look like Bosnia during/after the war is because enough is not being taken from the makers. Creeping, when I’m not driving my 366 cid, 6500 lb. behemoth of a vehicle to get to the next spot to creep.

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    • LDC you forgot elitist, racist.
      KO, the “paranoia” is not based on ghosts but on seeing the very obvious posts by those who claim it is the responsibility of the “responsible”, or the “industrious”, or the “contributory” members of society to cover for the rest of society that lack the aforementioned traits. Right here on Kilroys the claim has been that parents opting out of TPS’s are hurting the TPS’s both economically and financially. That the Charter’s are skimming. There is no doubt that the threat redistribution (socialism) is real and Mike O. clearly believes there are those who should only be the cash / intellectual cows but not be entitled to the very same services he demands should be provided to those less fortunate/ responsible. KO you yourself want some NCC parents to not have the school choice that you exercised with your children. That’s not a paranoid observation that’s fact.

      Mike O – Please define middle class?
      “our working class and middle class parents”
      Just who is it you think is or isn’t middle class? Go here:
      http://economistonline.muogao.com/2009/11/who-is-paying-taxes.html
      and then tell us all who is middle class and who is footing the bills. Cliff notes” 25% of taxpayers are paying 80% of income taxes.
      Next go here:
      http://tech.mit.edu/V114/N27/china.27w.html
      to find out who set the “bomb” off on the middle and working class.
      Stop your nonsense and your name calling. They are “wretched” schoolyard techniques.

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  6. I just want to know where the hell Publius is. It hasn’t been the same without him here. Come back Publius, I’ll be good. There has been a lot going on and I’m curious what your take on it is.

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  7. Yep, Kilroy – I miss him. What happened?

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  8. Pencadermom

    “Fact is, some kids have already been dumped into trouble the day they were born. The schools should be lifting them out of trouble, not dumping them.” – So the schools who don’t dump them are lifting them out of trouble? If so, in what way? But passing them through every year so they leave with a diploma? Is that lifting them out of trouble?

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    • lastDEconservative

      “Is that lifting them out of trouble?”

      Of course, this is the begging question. In their minds, yes. And until enough of the rest of us wake up to what’s really going on, the downward spiral will continue … to its ultimate conclusion. Atlas will shrug.

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    • Thirty some years ago conservatives set off a nuclear bomb of poverty among our working class and middle class parents, and now the chickens have come home to roost in the schools. Now conservatives want to roam the blasted landscape shooting the wounded and going through their pockets for loose change. But I think the tide is turning and human decency has a fighting chance to return.

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    • lastDEconservative

      As the awake know, the Progressive Era eased into existence in the late 1800s, and went full on in 1913 with the election of Woodrow Wilson. The efforts of these progenitors of Mike O. and his brethren over 100 years has made it possible for such lies and corruption of reality and truth as the current lot espouse to actually have traction in today’s society of dumbed down, unable to discern, indoctrinated dependents. Gotta give ’em credit — they’ve pretty much made such mush of the foundation as to make the structure of the nation shimmer and shake, at best, on an average day to the eye of an average audience. There was a brief time I gave the current practitioners credit for their steadfastness, but no more; they have it easy — the ones who went before made their way smooth … in other words, the effort required to belch such tripe as MO has put forth just in this thread alone is minute. The Andy Dufresne work was done long ago.

      And blaming “conservatives” is really childish, but it’s right out of the playbook, especially the ubiquitous crying “fire” in a theatre version. No true conservative has their fingerprints on the mess we typically kick around here. Lots of “so-called” conservatives do; progressivism claims nearly as many Rs as Ds. As is always the case with the destroyers (a descriptor with clarity), they cloak themselves with obscurity and distraction, and never say what they truly believe or want. Even the slumbering would catch on to them in time if they did.

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    • lastDEconservative

      To Pmom’s question above, is that lifting them out of trouble?, MO’s last belch reiterates the point … he said, “But I think the tide is turning and human decency has a fighting chance to return.”

      A great play on words for the inattentive, slumbering, or dumbed down!!

      In the progressive world, the obvious damage done by giving, giving, giving, giving is explained by crying to the heavens that the suffering haven’t been given enough. Never enough; never ever. “Of course they’re suffering!

      Human decency? Who’s not for that? Hey, you! Don’t lift the curtain!! Human decency as defined by this lot means further crippling and diminution of the able, further gifting to the unwilling of the spoils taken from them … watch now … so as to enable the control structure to grow and metastasize to the benefit of the few.

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  9. Pencadermom

    Did Mike even answer any of my questions?
    Jonathon said that other schools should be able to ‘dump’ the troubled kids. I am curious to know if Mike thinks keeping a seat open in a school for a troubled kid and not ‘dumping’ them, is working or not.

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