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.
7 thoughts on “Red Clay & Christina Educators Association Announce Resolution of No Confidence in Mark Murphy, DOE & State Board, Demand Public Election of State Board”
At Warner huh? I’ll see you your “Priority” Schools announcement and raise you a “your Secretary of Education is not good at his job” announcement.
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Very symbolic gesture on their part. Warner has become the symbol of the educator’s Alamo. Remember that Jack and Mark, remember it well…
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This doc. says CEA. Is there another one for RCEA?
I got that from Miss Apl_Jax. It is a joint resolution though, I would ask Mike for the RCEA one.
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FINALLY!! Good for them!!! I AM ONE OF THOSE TEACHERS who has left the field due to violence against me at my school, the attitude of my district & school that “it wasn’t THAT big a deal” . ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Delaware is in a very sad state of affairs…the educational system is lacking tremendously & this perceived notion of these “tests” has gotten out of control. I am ashamed that my children attend public school & have to deal with this nonsense on a daily basis. The amount of instructional time wasted on all this unnecessary testing is staggering! #sogladimnotteachinganymore
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