Finally! After weeks of Delaware Governor John Carney’s posturing about his plans for the Christina School District Wilmington schools, Delaware State Education Association President Mike Matthews gave a shout-out to his fellow DSEA members about the rapidly developing situation.
Being at the table doesn’t mean you are in full collaboration with the rest of the table. But it is a slippery slope. Cause sometimes they will serve you on the table. Carney’s Springfield gambit has more holes than a donut shop. The Springfield teachers union was not on board with this at all despite any mainstream articles you read about it. I fully expect DSEA and the Christina local to speak out 100% against this when the time comes.
In looking at the demographics between Christina and Springfield, I noticed the student populations are vastly different. While Springfield’s largest minority is Hispanic students, Christina’s Wilmington students are mostly African-American. This represents different needs and approaches right off the bat. For those who see this is a softer approach to Christina, I don’t. I see it as a forced coercion on the part of the Governor and the Delaware Dept. of Education. And it appears they have the usual suspects pimping for them.