On Saturday, I put up a post about my thoughts on the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission redistricting plan as it stands right now. I was very strong with my thoughts about the whole thing and I didn’t mince any words. I received quite a few messages about those thoughts, some positive and some negative. One of them was very shocking to me and made me wonder what the whole purpose of this whole thing is. While I won’t reveal who said it, I think it is important to get this out there. This person IS a member of the actual commission, the member body of over twenty people.
Like I said, I am not revealing who this person is on the actual commission. I responded to the person that I felt children aren’t an experiment and they have been experimented on enough in the past twenty years, especially in Wilmington. The person responded in kind and was very heartfelt with what they said, but it doesn’t take back the original words. I do not think every member of the commission is the best that could have come up with a plan like what came out. I still don’t believe it is right to give some resources and funding and not all. It puts some at a distinct advantage and leaves others behind. For a group that is about equity, it sure is funny how they are setting Red Clay up to have more advantage than others. As well, I have serious issues with this being just a New Castle County thing when the whole state will pay for it. I told WEIC this from the very beginning.