DE State Reps Beat Up The DOE In House Education Committee Meetings!!!

“Why are we doing this?”

The House Education Committee had the Delaware Department of Education at several of their meetings this year, to explain the ESEA waivers and Race To The Top spending.  At the March 10th House Education meeting, Delaware State Rep. and Chair of the committee Earl Jaques and several State Representatives slammed the DOE on many occasions.  Ironically, this was around the same time Jaques was blasting parents over opting their children out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment.

“He explained that the committee seldom makes requests as serious as this, and he asked DDOE to take it seriously.

It is painfully obvious the Delaware DOE likes to deflect from questions by either blaming the US DOE or stating they will have to get back to the committee.  They are notorious for this type of action.  Which is painfully obvious from the February 18th meeting when they presented DOE accountability for Race To The Top funding to the committee.

“Vice-Chair Williams then asked how the $5.8 million of “unspecified spending” was used. DDOE said that they do not have details of those expenditures and will have to report back.”

While the focus was not on the DOE at the March 18th meeting, there was very interesting conversation around school nurses, locked doors, and implementation of rules and regulations.



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Kevin Ohlandt

I am a proud parent of a son with Tourette's Syndrome and several other co-morbidities. I write on this blog to educate other parents so they know a bit more about not only special education, but all the really bad things that are happening with public schools in Delaware and the USA. We are all in this together, and if our children aren't able to advocate for themselves it's up to us parents! We need to stop letting companies run our schools, and demand our children get a proper education. Our Departments of Education in our states have become weak with fear from the bullying US DOE, and we need to take back our schools!

5 thoughts on “DE State Reps Beat Up The DOE In House Education Committee Meetings!!!”

  1. Just before they reconvened in mid-March I emailed Kim Williams for a status on the answers DDOE promised to deliver during these committee hearings. She said they were ‘getting back to her’.

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  2. Kevin took excellent note of that meeting too. We have plenty of ammunition to hold both the DDOE and the committee members to getting this information out to the public. I guess the legis doesn’t have subpoena powers but it seems like that step should be coming.

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