Any Delaware Teachers Know Much About This?

I just saw this on the DOE website under jobs.  Doesn’t sound like it can be a good thing in the current climate for teachers in Delaware.  I can’t imagine the Delaware State Education Association is a big fan of this…

Job Postings

  • Special Assistant, Professional Licensure Investigations (Casual/Seasonal)

    Among the Delaware Department of Education’s (DDOE) charges is to investigate allegations that an educator violated DE Code Title 14, Chapter 12, section 1218 and determine whether cause exists to sanction an educator’s professional license. These investigations are necessary to quickly and efficiently protect Delaware’s children. The responsibility for processing and investigating allegations of misconduct against educators is delegated to the Teacher and Administrator Quality (TAQ) workgroup of the DDOE. The TAQ receives complaints from citizens of the state and mandatory reports from Local Education Agencies (LEA – charters and traditional schools), investigates the complaints/reports and provides investigative reports to the DDOE/Secretary of Education containing a recommendation for action. The TAQ of the DDOE is authorized by law to investigate reports of specified criminal conduct, violations of misconduct/immorality, and violations of certain rules, regulations, and policies by school system educators. The TAQ through the Secretary of Education imposes disciplinary action or a denial of a professional educator license.

    Under direct supervision and in accordance with state and federal laws, as well as agency regulations, the investigator conducts investigations regarding alleged educator misconduct as assigned. Based on fact documentation, testimony, and physical evidence, she/he prepares complete investigative files and submits typed comprehensive investigative reports. The investigator coordinates with the Attorney General’s Office regarding cases on appeal to the Professional Standards Board (PSB). The investigator testifies in administrative proceedings and other proceedings as required.

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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 “Any Delaware Teachers Know Much About This?”

  1. Would you prefer that the doe does not properly investigate any claims of serious wrongdoing by teachers or administrators? If there was a report of a teacher who shouldn’t have a license working with kids, you would be screaming that the doe was asleep at the wheel!

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    1. I just think it’s ironic that the DOE wants to investigate educators like this when they are the ones that need to be investigated thoroughly. In my opinion, the DOE is not asleep at the wheel. But they are driving the education truck into some deep waters with no ability to course correct their damaging actions.

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  2. Sounds like a secret police unit with special powers. Opportunity for this to become so many things it shouldn’t is plainly evident.

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  3. I have no problem with this, our in-school administers spend way too much time these types of task, which require large amounts of time. Having an outside person investigate and document these issues will help free our in-school leadership to focus on improving instruction.

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