Daily Archives: August 1, 2015

Publius brain fart of the day! ANYTHING Red Clay does is an improvement over Christina.

Publius e decere 

OK (no, not KO), seriously — if that is even possible here — ANYTHING Red Clay does is an improvement over Christina. No matter where the Wilmington formerly-Christina kids attend Red Clay schools, it will be a third of the Christina commute. A 30-minute gain in each direction. An hour a day. The World According To Garmin. A-Waze-ing. And being in Red Clay they will have new priority on choice into the in-demand Red Clay schools. A fringe benefit of joining the Red Clay Club.

Publius you’ve outdone yourself this time! You do know there won’t be a plan as to what Red Clay would look like as far as attendance zone and funding prior to a legislative supported order for Red Clay to be “required” to expand it’s boundaries taking Christina’s Wilmington schools!

I assure you the The Red Clay Wilmington Campus would transform back to a traditional public school to provide “Wilmington” neighborhood middle and high school.

If Red Clay is so great why did t he state pull a takeover via priority schools?

AYP report card time ******************* Red Clay

Delaware Accountability

Select SchoolType: 

School AYP
Baltz (Austin D.) Elementary School Not Met
Delaware College Preparatory Academy Not Met
Forest Oak Elementary School Met
Heritage Elementary School Met
Highlands Elementary School Not Met
Lewis (William C.) Dual Language Elementary School Met
Linden Hill Elementary School Met
Marbrook Elementary School Met
Mote (Anna P.) Elementary School Met
North Star Elementary School Met
Richardson Park Elementary School Not Met
Richey Elementary School Not Met
Shortlidge (Evan G.) Academy Not Met
Warner Elementary School Not Met
William F. Cooke Jr. Elementary Not Aplicable

AYP report card time ******************* Christina

Delaware Accountability

Select SchoolType

School AYP
Bancroft Elementary School Not Met
Brader (Henry M.) Elementary School Met
Brookside Elementary School Met
Downes (John R.) Elementary School Met
Elbert-Palmer Elementary School Met
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Met
Jones (Albert H.) Elementary School Met
Keene (William B.) Elementary School Met
Leasure (May B.) Elementary School Met
Maclary (R. Elisabeth) Elementary School Met
Marshall (Thurgood) Elementary School Met
McVey (Joseph M.) Elementary School Met
Montessori Academy Wilmington Not Aplicable
Oberle (William) Elementary School Not Met
Pulaski (Casimir) Elementary School Not Met
Smith (Jennie E.) Elementary School Met
Stubbs (Frederick Douglass) Elementary School Not Met
West Park Place Elementary School Met
Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School Met

So Red Clay’s 50% meeting AYP at the elementary level is better than Christina’s 83% meeting AYP at the elementary level. Agreeable both failed elementary schools located in the city of Wilmington. 

So the bus ride for Wilmington’s minority students will be lessen under the care of Red Clay! So which Red Clay schools will all those city kids  attend? Red Clay will be forced to reset attendance zone to reduce the de facto segregation factor. The district may need to send some suburban children living is a comparable radius as those city kids being forced on the bus. What is Red Clay doing by building suburban elementary schools is circumventing the intent of desegregation. They hide behind the Neighborhood Schools Act but their lack of concern addressing traditional middle and high schools in Wilmington reveals pure disregards to civil rights. Red Clay board members keep their heads in the sand on this one! Publius the pot is boiling and Red Clay willing be force to take on more high needs schools with out approved attendance zones and reset in local taxes to ensure fair and equatable education for all .

Stop masturbating on a keg of gunpowder and come to your senses! You support a Red Clay takeover of Christina without a written plan or knowing the funding impact. Sounds to me is , you want Red Clay to implode to further disrupt traditional public schools. You know when the landlord is burden with runaway overhead expenses he’ll raise the rent on the tenants.