Dr. Wilma Mishoe sets precedent at Delaware State University, after being elected as the first interim president at Delaware State University, alongside Dr. Devona Williams who is her Vice Chairperson. Together they have made history being elected as the first two women to the University’s highest two positions. Dr. Mishoe is set to start her tenure on January 28th, 2018. Many responsibilities come with this territory. Dr. Mishoe has the experience from previous Universities and Boards plus a supportive staff which crowns her a great nominee for this job.
Dr. Wilma Mishoe along with 3 other siblings, were born to Luna and Hattie Mishoe and raised in Dover, Delaware. This family was prestigious from the start with Dr. Luna serving time as a Tuskegee Airman in World War II followed by a 27-year run as President of Delaware State College. It is easy to see why…
I received a hot tip that “Student X” in Wilmington has filed a lawsuit against a charter school because they are closing on Thursday based on the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl parade. In an exclusive and ultra-rare interview with Exceptional Delaware, the student said the following:
It ain’t right. Not only did I have to endure countless Eagles pep rallies last week but then I had to watch the stupid game. I hate Tom Brady but I hate those cheese-steak eating fans even more. Do you remember the Dallas riots after we won five Super Bowls? I don’t cause it never happened. But Philly will go down like Rome after Caligula by the time this parade ends! This is discrimination. If students wore Eagles stuff to school one day it was okay. But if you didn’t, you had to wear our crappy charter school uniform. What’s up with that? My mom works three jobs and she barely makes ends meet. Now she has to fork over her hard-earned money to get me daycare for Thursday. I don’t care if the school principal wants to go. She never comes to school as it is. From someone who actually wants to learn in school this is crazy. Now they are going to make us do four days of work in three days just so our bird-loving leader can get confetti in her face.
In Student X’s lawsuit, he claimed the school was forcing discrimination. As well, a clause of intent to humiliate was included. Student X said the following:
You have no idea the agony I had to face this entire football season. When Wentz went down like a sack of potatoes, I almost got suspended for laughing about it. But then this Foles guy, a back-up quarterback, led by a guy who taught high school football ten years ago, gets to the friggin’ Super Bowl and then actually win it… you can only imagine the kind of comments I got yesterday.
Student X is asking for any other non-Eagles fans to join his lawsuit.
I don’t care if you are a Steelers, Giants, or even a Cleveland Browns fan. We have rights too. We live in Delaware, not Philadelphia. We are the First State which means we were the first to sign the Constitution. I’m pretty sure our freedom loving forefathers didn’t expect this kind of segregation and discrimination. Delaware is The First State. We don’t have any national teams. We are the melting pot of the East Coast. Which means any of us get to be fans of any team. I will not stand for this affront to our beliefs. How can it be school choice if those choices are ripped away from us like the Giants season after game three of this season? While I did enjoy seeing Tom Brady cry like Marsha Brady, watching the Eagles win this thing was the nightmare after Christmas.
As, uhm, more news on this breaking news comes to light, I will keep you updated!
That didn’t take long. According to First State Update, Las Americas Aspiras Academy will close school on Thursday due to the Super Bowl parade for the Philadelphia Eagles. As well, Lopez-Waite has been spending a lot of time over at Delaware Academy of Public Safety & Security trying to help them out. With all these extracurricular and non-paying functions, how does she have time for the school she is entrusted to watch over? Parents are ticked off according to the article on First State Update:
This is absolutely ridiculous. The Eagles parade is more important than school?! Not to mention I can’t call in to work and take off with an asinine reason of my kids school closed for the parade.
But Lopez-Waite stood firm in her decision basically blowing off parents gripes about the school closing:
Since our first year I have stated that I would close school when the Eagles won the Super Bowl. I didn’t know if the day would ever come but here we are…and I believe in keeping my promises.
Oh, like the promise to be the Head of School at LAAA and putting students first? Say, since Margie is the new Board President for DAPSS, does that mean they get to close on Thursday as well? Way to inconvenience parents there! Want to know what my job would say? They would say “suck it up buttercup!” Seriously, if I asked for a day off to go to a parade they would tell me I would be held accountable! I understand you might be an Eagles fan Margie but you don’t close your school so YOU can go to a parade. Because the next thing you know schools will be closed for other “special events”.
What’s your take? Should schools close for the Super Bowl parade in Philly?