DESCEEFA Is Meeting Today

I first heard of this group when I read the first draft of the Delaware Every Student Succeeds Act the other night.  There is just far too much going on in Delaware education right now to keep track of everything.  I have Pathways coming out of my ears, ESSA drafts out my nose, strategic plans for this and that coming out of my mouth.  What orifice is left?  But I digress.  I’m doing my best here…

Today, the Delaware Equity Steering Committee: Excellent Educators For All is meeting in Dover at 4:30pm. Judging by what the ESSA draft said, this is an attempt by the Delaware DOE to have more “equity” in high-needs schools. Less “novice” teachers and making sure more “experienced” teachers are working at these schools. Of course, this is all to help kids become more “proficient” on the Smarter Balanced Assessment so Delaware can get more bragging rights about how great we think we are. “Look, we went up 2% in Math this year,” while forgetting that going from 46 to 48% still pretty much sucks by any type of standard. Maybe this will work out, maybe it won’t. We all know how well the Delaware Talent Co-operative did!  Consider this yet another ESSA sub-group if you will.  If you get a chance and weren’t aware of this committee I can only DESCEEFA, take an afternoon ride up or down to Dover.  I might swing in if I can…

equitysteeringcommitteeagenda

If you aren’t able to attend, you can read the minutes from their first meeting below:

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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!

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