Yes, Rodel has some competition coming to town! My fervent hope is that they compete with each other so much they just cancel each other out. Has Rodel’s time come and gone? Or is there more to this new corporate education reform company setting up shop in Delaware?
Yes, none other than 50CAN is setting up a Delaware franchise, so to speak. Led by none other than…wait for it… drum roll… Atnre Alleyne. Everyone’s favorite former Delaware Dept. of Education employee. I knew he was one of the “fellows” for 50CAN this year, but I had no clue he would become the Executive Director of the Delaware Campaign for Achievement Now, otherwise known as DelawareCAN. I wish someone would kick this CAN right back to whatever hole it came from, but I digress.
It seems Alleyne is using an email distribution list from a survey conducted in 2013 to let teachers in Delaware know about his new plans! But when you click to the website for this Project 5000 Survey, there is absolutely no connection to 50CAN. So where is Alleyne getting this email distribution list from? Eric Schramm, who helped with the final report from the survey, leads an organization called the Twelve Seven Group LLC.
It seems Alleyne wants to get another survey out (because we can never have enough surveys in Delaware). I took out the name and email of the party who forwarded this to me.
From: Atnre Alleyne <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 1:09 PM
Subject: Your opinion is needed on Delaware education!
My name is Atnre Alleyne and I am writing to you as the Executive Director of a soon-to-be launched nonprofit education advocacy organization — DelawareCAN: The Delaware Campaign for Achievement Now (DelawareCAN).
A few years ago you participated in the Project 5000 Opinions (P5KO) study that engaged Delaware citizens on behalf of every child’s right to attend a great public school. The findings of the study were shared in this report and they jumpstarted a conversation on how to get more Delawareans engaged in advocating for a higher quality education system.
I am happy to share that some of those conversations have led to the upcoming launch of DelawareCAN.
Through DelawareCAN, we will empower, mobilize and work with everyday Delawareans to advocate for a high-quality education system. DelawareCAN is the tenth state in the national 50CAN: The 50-State Campaign for Achievement Now (50CAN) network.
As we prepare to launch DelawareCAN in the new year, I’d like to invite you to take part in a brief online survey about your level of involvement in Delaware’s education system. This will help us collaborate with you and other Delawareans better in our upcoming work.
Executive Director, DelawareCAN