DOE Ignores Cherry-Picking In Statewide Review of Educational Opportunities Report To State Board

The Executive Director of the State Board of Education, Donna Johnson and Susan Haberstroh, in charge of Policy and External Affairs with the Delaware Department of Education, just presented a review of the Statewide Review of Educational Opportunities to the Delaware State Board of Education.  The report fails to mention all the schools in Delaware that have selective enrollment practices that results in not all students given the same educational opportunities.  Instead, they are focusing on some of the schools that practice this logic.  This review stemmed from House Bill 56, signed by Governor Markell earlier this year.  That legislation also put a pause on new charter school applications until this review was done.  Public Consulting Group is the vendor for this initiative.

2 thoughts on “DOE Ignores Cherry-Picking In Statewide Review of Educational Opportunities Report To State Board

  1. I thought that this report or project was only about demand and offerings in schools. I thought that there was a separate task-force about enrollment preferences. I am pretty sure that these were two different things.

    I have to read the full report. But my recollection was that this just about what is available to students in Delaware schools. I also thought that this was part of the developing plans for the educational landscape in Delaware.

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    • It really depends on the microscope lens you are looking through to get to this data. Some would say “emulate the best” while others would say “how did you get to be the best”. I’m sure you know which lens I have…

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