Every once in a while you see something in a FOIA drop that shocks you. And then are the times where something just explodes! This is an explosion. Back in November of 2014, the teachers belonging to the unions were very upset about the priority schools and the compensation workgroup which would eliminate many of the financial benefits of completing a masters degree.
This was obviously not a good time for the DSEA and other union members to take a survey. And the executive director of the DSEA, Jeff Taschner, told the DOE this. Their reaction to this news is very interesting. You have to read it for yourself. It makes me wonder just how much collaboration goes on between the DSEA and the DOE that nobody knows about…
“This launch will mark the first significant pressure point since the passage of SB51, and will raise the ire of every Delaware higher-education institution.”
These words were said in an email memo at the Delaware DOE about Relay Graduate School of Education’s introduction to Delaware. Read the below, and go to the part about Relay. And by all means, read the other stuff as well. More intriguing stuff in there as well! You know an email is going to reveal something when it starts off with “not to be shared”…
If you ever needed more proof of how corrupt the Delaware Department of Education really is, this will prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt. The Delaware Talent Cooperative is a program to bring teachers to high-need schools. Obviously, based on the below email, the Teacher Leader Effectiveness Unit can manipulate who sees what and when. This is tantamount to fraud on many levels. We have Chris Ruszkowski, the leader of this unit, blatantly manipulating wording without even bothering to check if it is able to be done or even legal. And it is more than obvious the DOE was very selective about who they wanted in this program. They can’t have “sabotage”!
And here is the letter Ruszkowski edited clearly showing his financial enticement to lure teachers into this program: