The document in the article below this one, about Penny Schwinn’s presentation to the Delaware Department of Education went over many topics, including a student growth model. It talked about an RFP, which is an overview of what prospective vendors can look at to determine if they want to bid on the project. I have located the RFP on the state contract page. It is interesting with the wording for teacher evaluations….
Thanks to Mike Matthews for giving me a heads up on this. I’m not sure why the link stopped working for him, but thanks to Scribd, I can say this will be captured for all eternity, or as long as Scribd is around.
This is very interesting, especially the parts that cover the priority schools and the School Accountability. Gotta love when Penny Schwinn has “Don’t Recommend It” on covering school suspensions and expulsions in this framework. Read up on this document Delaware parents and educators, it’s very eye-opening!
While the rest of Delaware is either working or going to school, the Delaware State Board of Education is down at Dewey Beach for their Fall retreat. Take a look at their agenda.
I wonder who else may have been invited to this interesting two-day event. Anyone from certain non-profit agencies the DOE works very closely with?
Even more interesting is this tweet they posted just a little while ago:
A lot of bloggers seem to look at the threat from the DOE in regards to charter schools, but I am hearing the words “vocational school” come up more and more lately. It was a huge topic of conversation at the IEP Task Force the other night. Something to look into…
Yesterday, the House Education and Workforce put President Obama on warning over waiver programs that they feel have made education worse in the USA. And yet Delaware doesn’t hear this as they continue to take advantage of waiver programs to do the bidding of Rodel and Markell. Most recently, they have used these waivers as a way to present a new school accountability system with “community input”. This smoke and mirrors attempt is very obvious to people who are aware this system is already in place, and any community input will only be used to embrace this. Comments going against the DOE, in my opinion, will not be used.
Hopefully, this group will be able to put a stop to the massive education reforms that have occurred during Obama’s tenure and stop Obama and US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan from further damaging public education in America.
Below is the press release from John Kline, the Committee Chairman of the group:
|WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after the Department of Education released new waiver guidance:
Last week, the American people sent a message to Washington: End the gridlock and begin addressing the challenges facing our country. It’s looking more and more like the Obama administration has not gotten the message. Our K-12 education system is broken and we’ve learned over the last several years the president’s controversial waiver scheme is not the answer. Instead of changing course, the administration is delivering more arbitrary rules, more regulatory burdens, and more confusion.
What we need is for policymakers and stakeholders to work together in crafting a new law. We have an opportunity to enact bold reforms that will help all students access the quality education they need to succeed. The president must decide whether he is willing to seize that opportunity. The House has demonstrated time and again we are ready to get this done, and I am pleased we finally have partners in the Senate willing to join us. It’s time for the president to join us as well.