More holiday surprises for those that vex the educators, students and parents of public school districts!
This next one goes to a member of the Delaware State Board of Education. Perhaps the most outspoken member of the board, but because of this, one of the most controversial. The highlight of the year for him was his comments during their April meeting, or what I like to call, Charterpalooza! Since you mentioned the huge charter influx being like anyone coming and applying and opening up a clown school, I thought I would give you your very own!
For the other member of your board, who I won’t out, because he/she uses a different name when he/she comments on my blog, I will give the most favorite thing he/she likes at Christmas. This one’s for you Dee!
The next Christmas present recipient is someone anyone familiar with charter schools in Delaware should know. She comes to state board meetings every single month, and she has a better attendance record at the DOE than some other members of the board. With looks that can kill and a heart of stone (no, really, it’s a stone), she is the one and only (thank God), Kendall Massett!
For the charter school diva of Delaware, I wanted to give her something very special. I challenged her network last summer to discuss special education more. Instead, I got banned from the Delaware Charter Schools Network’s Twitter account. In fact, after my last post about Kendall, I can’t even view their Twitter feed. Obviously, I’m not feeling the love from DCSN! But I won’t give up, so Kendall, this one’s for you!
It’s a handy-dandy guide to something called IDEA. It helps students with disabilities to get special education. I can tell you what is shameful to the spirit of this law, and that is naming your annual awards show after this law. You see, there’s this little thing going on in Delaware regarding segregation and discrimination, against minorities AND special needs students. The ACLU mentioned something about it recently. And since your network is the cheerleader for charters in the state, I think you should change the name of your annual awards show. But in the meantime, enjoy this other present I got for you. I thought of you when I saw it! Not only is it one of my favorite songs from 1990, but the title reminds me of something you wrote in the News Journal recently…
More Christmas giving is coming from Exceptional Delaware! Stay tuned…