Rep. Jaques Wants To Limit Power At DOE With Educator Evaluation System In House Joint Resolution #6

House Joint Resolution #6, introduced today by Delaware State Rep. Earl Jaques would limit the Delaware Department of Education’s ability to implement changes in the DPAS-II Educator Evaluation System.  I need all teachers to tell me if this is good or bad!

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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!

6 thoughts on “Rep. Jaques Wants To Limit Power At DOE With Educator Evaluation System In House Joint Resolution #6”

  1. it’s bad. Remember Mark Murphy’s little fit over 99% of the teachers being proficient? Refusing to accept the hard-core data handed to him? Obviously Delaware’s teachers are that proficient if one is ever to believe test data because that was the standard on which those results were based… This bill is his attempt to restructure that process so they can fire good teachers based on the Smarter Balanced Assessment’s artificially low scores….

    It is one more step solidifying the Smarter Balanced as the Delaware test…

    Getting rid of the Smarter Balanced and replacing it with a test written in plain English, and asking direct questions, is Delaware’s only hope…

    Any bill continuing the Smarter Balanced, is wrong for children…. This one does, and needs to be voted down.


    1. Also the evaluation is based on a 4 point scale, but no one can be distinguish which is a 4. And if you are an experienced teacher a 2 turns into a 1. So you can only be proficient or basic, what sense does that make?


  2. Firstly, there is already a committee and they call it CAECC . I’ve been told that this committee has pretty much been stopped in its tracks by the legislature, yet they continue to have three hour meetings about teacher evaluations, step pay systems, etc. Rep. Kim Williams would be a good reference for this as I believe she is a member of this committee. I know a recommendation was made to Rep. Sean Lynn to try to put an end to this type of redundant “busy work” that is costly to the state. Clearly, a call for another subcommittee shows that Senator Sokola has no idea what Senate bill 254 included since the CAECC was passed less than one year ago on July 1st 2014.

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  3. SB 254 was about compensation of teachers, not the DPAS system. This bill actually creates a subcommittee of the DPAS Advisory Committee which is in code (§1275) and has the responsibility to review DPAS changes. You may remember that this committee was expanded last year with SB 244 and again was revised this year by SB 10. All of these bills have been directly supported by DSEA and I am told this one is as well. This bill as I read seems to direct a broader subcommittee to review and make wholesale recommendations regarding changing the DPAS system, it has nothing to do with how teachers are paid, which was what SB254 created a task force to study.


  4. Reblogged this on Creative Delaware and commented:
    I added a comment to this post, but no one else has commented. Teachers need to comment on this. A huge problem with DOE and the General Assembly is their lack of knowledge in the field of education. WE need to share what we go through daily so problems can be fixed for the good of everyone.

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