Blog grasshopper of the south doesn’t get! School choice is good but in Delaware the poor are alienated.
The Delaware charter school law was penned by racist minded people who sown in the “specific interest” to appease the affluent community.
All public funded k-12 schools should have doors that swing the same way for all students. Charter schools applications should be numbered and only handed out by DE DOE. Followed by an open verifiable lottery!
The call for charter schools was meant to address the public school system failure to close the achievement gap. The Godfathers of charter schools encouraged specific interest to serve at-risk students. This was a sick attempt to segregate public school via de facto segregation and it worked. 40 years of data concludes, African-American students are at the greatest risk of failure and low achievement. And lets not forget Red Clay’s magnets schools.
And as far as my so-called attack on teacher unions! Damn right! They supported the Race to The Top MOU that was laced with Common Core and the Smarter Balance. Markell made a deal unions and district could refuse! But John Young did! And Bec did in Red Clay, the only Red Clay board member to do so! HE pretty much told DOE Dan to kiss his ass! What the pro RTTT agents did was nothing more than a Pearl Harbor on public education!
The days of blaming “the system” are long gone! RTTT was bad and they knew it!