Okay, I got all sorts of crap from those who support the “New Christina”. What exactly are they paving the way for? Not librarians! That’s for sure. But I guess the newly created job of Supervisor of Professional Development is okay? For those who complain about high administrative costs in districts, I’m beginning to see the point. Such was the case today when Newark High School Principal Curtis Bedford announced he would be taking this brand-new position (not mentioned in the referendum I will point out). He had a whole article on the Newark High School website about it. And they already have a temporary replacement until the new Principal is found.
Sorry, I know “Bob A” has his supporters, but I’m not getting it. Robert Andrzejewski seems to like rising costs. Most Delaware Principals make about $100,000. I imagine this new district role is at least $100k, if not more. So not only does the district have to create the funds to pay for this new position but also backfill a Principal. Keep paving Bob A, keep paving… I hope you pave the way out of your contract! A lot of people stood up for you. Now I am wondering why. More shenanigans and unfulfilled promises. Can’t wait to see the excuses for this one! Here they come… one… two… three…
This makes me sick. All that time, wasted. What did this assessment inventory accomplish? Not a heck of a lot. That’s for sure. Just another notch in the DOE’s bedpost sucking away money from public education, yet again. A bunch of people got together, but at the end of the day we still have Smarter Balanced and districts still have assessments. So what was the point of all this? Oh yeah, it was the “antidote” to opt out. We still have the Smarter Balanced Assessment. Let me reiterate. We still have it. Even though everyone NOT affiliated with the DOE and Markell’s pals in the General Assembly said “Get rid of it”.
I don’t remember all the talk about computer-based assessments as a best path forward. How about those who attended a lot of these meetings? Do you remember that? And I’m sorry. I don’t know Equetta Jones at all aside from a public comment she gave at a Red Clay board meeting. But the “parent” representative was picked by Governor Markell and she showed up to one meeting, the first one. I don’t know her circumstances, but if she was unable to commit to being on the committee, she should have resigned. All that time was wasted when a parent (who is not also a teacher) could have been giving worthwhile feedback. State Rep. Kim Williams noted in public comment at one of the meetings that she reached out to the Delaware DOE about this without any response. Once again, parents were completely shut out as if our opinions don’t matter at all. The usual kick in the back by those who know best.
Here is the final report folks. I predicted months ago nothing of great importance would come of it. It was a distraction, pure and simple.
This article is just for you. You don’t know who you are yet. But you are about to. Because I know. I know what you did the summer before last summer. I know how you did it, and I know why you did it. I know the illusion you give is false. I know you care about power. And your name. I know you have fooled everyone and you are counting on that. But I am not fooled. I never was. I saw right through you the first time I saw you. Enjoy the warm season now because it is about to get very cold. A chilling and long winter is coming for you. Enjoy your time on the pedestal because you won’t be on it long, that I can assure you.
I firmly believe you are arrogant enough to believe you could weather this. I don’t think so. Life doesn’t work like that. I’m the wild card you never saw coming. I will disrupt your hand. When you lay down your full house that is when I will come back with a better hand. I’m just giving you forewarning so you know it’s coming. You wanted the spotlight and you will certainly get that, more than you have now.