Why Didn’t Charter School Of Wilmington Sue Red Clay?

According to the draft minutes of Charter School of Wilmington’s latest board meeting, the school lost a lot of money due to Delaware Secretary of Education Dr. Steven Godowsky deciding not to move forward with changes to the local funding formula for choice schools in Delaware.  So why didn’t CSW take the same sort of action Newark Charter School and fourteen other charters did in their decision to sue Christina School District and the Delaware Dept. of Education?

According to their chief financial officer, CSW lost $90,000.00 due to Secretary Godowsky’s decision.  That isn’t exactly chump change.  But it also says a lot.  It means it wasn’t just charter schools that take from Christina schools that were affected by the decision.  While I don’t know the exact amount of students CSW has from Christina, I know it isn’t that much.  So I would guess that CSW’s stated “loss” is due to Red Clay.  On the flip side, Providence Creek Academy joined the big lawsuit and only has a very few students from Christina.  I guess when you do it as a huge lump thing, matters like attorney fees and whatnot can be divvied up evenly among the many parties.  It would not make sense from CSW to sue Red Clay, even if they had Delaware Military Academy join them.  That would make their attorney fees a lot higher.  If they lost, the amount they could expect to gain would be much less than $90,000.00.

With all this being said, I still think this lawsuit is complete idiocy in motion.  It is just another excuse to go after Christina.  And I still have a sneaky feeling there is much more to all this than meets the eye.  Something doesn’t add up.  But I’ll figure it out.  Trust me on that!

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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!

8 thoughts on “Why Didn’t Charter School Of Wilmington Sue Red Clay?”

  1. Confused where you are taking this but the obvious answer is that they would be suing themselves, unlike Newark Charter School which has the added incentive in suing to cripple public education in its surrounding district so they have more seats for their own buildings…

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    1. Here’s the deal though, they can’t go higher than they already are. They are at, or very close to capacity. But by crippling Christina, they are all but ensuring they will get less money. Which makes about as much sense as a fart in a spacesuit. My reasoning for CSW was it is obvious not everyone gets their panties in a bunch like NCS and the gang.


  2. Providence Creek and NCS are charter schools. CSW is a magnet school and part of Red Clay. Wouldn’t it be like suing yourself?


  3. CSW is not a “magnet” school. It is a “charter” school chartered through Red Clay with all of the exemptions from oversight and exclusionary admissions requirements that “charter” schools enjoy under the law.

    Representative John Kowalko


    1. You took the words right out of my mouth John. Pencadermom…I’m going to take this as being in shock from watching the Walking Dead or something. Otherwise, I know you know Charter School of Wilmington is indeed a charter school.


    1. Yup. Those evil white ^&@% at East Side, Aspira, Edison, Kuumba, and Gateway are all mugging those poor and minority students at Downes, Wilson, etc…
      Apparently, the only way to be an acceptable poor or minority is to let the districts tell you what school you must attend, at least according to Mike O.


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