Delaware’s public school system has failed generation after generation of minority children and this ESSA planis nothing more than bullshit education fluff.
Delaware cannot achieve these overambitious goals with a de facto segregation systems and with a charter laws that gives enrollment preferences to affluent white students and sets barriers for at-risk minorities. Then there is the 5-mile charter attendance preference zone that defaces Delaware’s Choice School law.
Odds are someone will comment we need more money to meet these objectives. Sorry but when you corral at-risk minority students is such a segregated way the cycle of failure will continue for students and the turnover of teachers in these schools will also continue.
Are charter schools the answer? Look around! They too are failing at-risk children. Sure there is exceptions to the rule in both charters and traditional public schools. But the bottom-line is, at-risk minority children will continue on the treadmill to nowhere.
So now Delaware DOE set proficiency targets extending to the year 2030. 13 years folks! You can bet all the ass-hats who formulated this plan will be long gone!
The only way we can effectively change this failing cycle is through a real civil rights movement where so-called civil rights leaders aren’t tethered to the greenbacks meant for educating children. Those sitting at the table with the likes of Rodel and Jack Markell are blinded by political bullshit!
Jack Markell caused more damage to our public schools than any governor before him. His political party for the most part enabled him and handed him a sledgehammer.