Christina to Carney: Give us until 2019 to consolidate Wilmington schools Jessica Bies, The News Journal
Last week, parents at a public meeting said they didn’t understand why the state would want to crowd some of the Delaware’s most troubled students into two buildings. At Tuesday’s night meeting, state Rep. John Kowalko, D-Newark, also expressed doubts, calling Carney’s plan for Christina a no-win situation for the school district, school board and Wilmington’s children.
The sums of the entire conversation! PARENTS HAVE SPOKEN !! F U John Carney !
Carney has made it clear he is not in favor of needs-based funding like that outlined in the last bullet point, in part because it gives extra money to school districts serving at-risk kids without holding them accountable for how they use it.
And by consolidating at-risk student population compounds the difficult task of teachers. Data supports school with poverty levels 30% or more have a greater chance of failing. Carney wants to hold teachers accountable but does nothing to hold parents accountable. Children fail because adults fails starting with parents. If there is to be a comprehensive accountability plan it should include parent accountability.
I am surprise DSEA sits in the dark and no step-up and call out Governor Carney’s Trojan Horse plan to unjustly hold teachers accountable for student achievement when the baseline funding of at-risk school is inadequate from day one.
Governor Carney tipped his cards! This plan is about finding ways to hold teachers accountable with consequences. At-risk schools k-12 needs more teachers and lower class-sizes across the board! If Carney want to re-engineer Christina School District and not offer the same for all at-risk student across the state he is defacing civil rights for all students. Why is an at-risk student in Christina more important than at-risk students in Red Clay or Brandywine? Delaware has a problem serving at-risk student statewide and it needs to be addressed statewide! Fund all public schools and charter schools the same way votechs are funded! That’s a start!