At Warner Elementary School in Wilmington this evening, representatives from both the Red Clay Consolidated and Christina Educators Association announced a recently passed resolution stating they have no confidence in Delaware Secretary of Education Mark Murphy, the Delaware Department of Education, and the Delaware State Board of Education. The full document can be read here:
The RCEA and CEA collectively represent over 2,500 educators in the State of Delaware, as the two largest school districts in the state. Both districts were involved in the priority schools initiative and educators were faced with a no-win situation for many months starting last September. Members no longer have faith in the state educational leaders to effectively provide supports for their schools and are demanding change from state legislators.
Many have felt for years the DOE has acted unilaterally without true stakeholder input from educators, parents, and schools. It is only after they make changes that they reach out. The resolution also states the DOE spent millions of dollars to beef up their own internal positions and as a result, students lost funding, resources and support, especially in our state’s highest needs schools.