I wrote this two years ago. It was entirely satirical in nature. Many thought it was actually real. The Delaware Department of Education is completely different now. Most of the folks I wrote about in this article are no longer there. Some of these were the Race To The Top employees who liked to tick people off and didn’t seem to care about doing so. Mark Murphy, Governor Markell, Chris Ruszkowski, and Penny Schwinn are long gone. I have to admit, sadly, I miss writing articles like this but not the circumstances that led to writing them. If that makes any kind of possible sense!
DPAS-II. Component V. Teacher Evaluations. Standardized Testing scores. Priority Schools. Smarter Balanced Assessments. Teachers have it rough now. It’s not like the halcyon days of old. The Delaware Department of Education doesn’t make it easy on teachers. Where did this apathy come from?
In a very extensive investigation, I have stumbled upon the unfettered truth. I interviewed many members of the DOE. None of them wanted to go on the record with their actual names for fear of reprisal, not only from their superiors, but also the actual teachers.
One employee, who would only go by the name of Nickle Huffy said “It’s our priority to put teachers in their place.” When I asked why she would only say “You know why. Don’t try to make me look stupid.”
Another employee, very high up, named Davina Gustwoman, said “It’s obvious Mr. Ohlandt. They get something none of us do. It’s called…
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