Is Delaware’s Governor and Legislators really going to support radical changes in Delaware Public Education to correct the injustices of their ignorance negatively impacting Wilmington’s children of color? @delawareonline @naacp @blkagendareport
Sadly, I think those who are giving heart , soul and a lot of their time serving on the committee looking at redistricting of Delaware public schools for the sake of abandoned Wilmington Delaware students are being taken for a ride.
The reform can has been kicked down the road to an awaiting wall where the can bouncing back off the head of those kicking it.
Our state legislators of non color will not cross the line and piss off the core of their white base. Sure many will support giving school districts the power to raise local taxes without going to referendum. Yea yea yea ! They’ll say they don’t want to intrude in local control. But yet these same legislators enact underfunded and unfunded mandates negatively impacting school finance. Allowing the same broken system to continue with the district’s free reach into the taxpayer’s pockets is insane!
Radical changes in how we finance Delaware tradition pubic schools that includes better oversight can only be be achieved by funding all Delaware’s traditional public school like Delaware’s votechs schools. Governor Carney refuses to support funding all school like votechs. He’ll let the hardworking community representative and state legislators pour their hearts out and at the end of the day he’ll just say sorry but we tried.
I honestly CRINGE when I see leading minority leaders surrounding the governor during his photo-ops like little birds hoping to get some crumbs of $$ bread. We’ve had some great civil rights leaders who move the ball of change. After the loss of Dr Kings the change in public education has slowed to a snail’s crawl. Billion of dollars has be spent of educational reform plans as billions were made by those selling their educational ware and test after test after test. Poverty in public education has become an industry. Wilmington, Superman ain’t coming! You’re on you own as always.
I’ve thought about it! I am not for reshaping the four school public school district serving the city of Wilmington’s school children. We should be in it all together and a New Castle County wide school district is the best path and that district should oversee the all charter schools within as authorize and reauthorizing body. Delaware legislators need to amend the charter school law removing the current student admission preference and requiring all charter schools within to have open admission with a transparent lottery process.
The countywide school district could have a 10-12 member school board with representative from the city of Wilmington and members representing the existing districts. Delaware has made some advancement in school board communications where all public session of board meetings are digitally recorded. And with one school board their is no reason to video tape public session and post online.
Sure Kilroy your in dreamland like positive change could actually happen. Well one thing is undeniable! Delaware needs radical changes in school funding and radical changes in how we serve at-risk students. But again, like in the past, reform movements involvement committees within the community seems to end up being more beneficial for white students than minority students.
If the good brothers and sister don’t wake up in the state the inequities in Delaware will continue and another generation of minorities with not achieve real equality.
I feel these good people are being taking for a political ride and reform they are working for will be for nothing because the governor and the white status quo who owns the state legislators will not support needed radical change.