The Aspen Institute: The Futurists Who Turned Education Into A Corporate Game

Where are decisions made that affect every single person in America, as well as the rest of the world?  The Aspen Institute seems like a good place to look. I first came across the Aspen Institute when I was researching the Rodel Foundation of Delaware two years ago.  It seemed like an odd outfit.  Since … Continue reading The Aspen Institute: The Futurists Who Turned Education Into A Corporate Game

The Aspen Institute: How They Shape Delaware Education & Reap The Profits

The Aspen Institute is a think tank that deals with global issues with a very large emphasis on education.  Eight citizens of Delaware are part of its fellowship program: Governor Jack Markell, Secretary of Education Mark Murphy, Dr. Paul Herdman of the Rodel Foundation, Senator Chris Coons, Tom Kovach, Collin O’Mara, Chief Justice of the Delaware … Continue reading The Aspen Institute: How They Shape Delaware Education & Reap The Profits

The Judases On The Rodel Teacher Council & How They Changed Public Education Forever In Delaware **UPDATED**

Establish a “critical mass” of support for CBL in DE and leverage supportive voices to raise awareness about CBL A group of Delaware teachers, in conjunction with a few Superintendents, principals, a high-ranking member of the Delaware PTA, the executive director of the State Board of Education and members of the Delaware Department of Education … Continue reading The Judases On The Rodel Teacher Council & How They Changed Public Education Forever In Delaware **UPDATED**

New Legislation Uses “Cyber Attack Threat” To Shield Delaware’s Student Data Mining Tactics

Delaware Governor Jack Markell sure is going out with a bang.  New legislation introduced a week ago in the Delaware Senate all but ensures any citizen requesting information on student data mining in Delaware will be met with a resounding no.  While the legislation mentions nothing about student data, it talks about the Delaware information … Continue reading New Legislation Uses “Cyber Attack Threat” To Shield Delaware’s Student Data Mining Tactics

RODEL & FRIENDS

Rodel Foundation of Delaware/Vision Coalition/Student Success 2025/Delaware Business Roundtable/Longwood Foundation: 11/19/14: The huge and long history of Rodel and Governor Markell: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/11/19/delaware-race-to-the-top-hedge-funds-millions-wasted-the-story-of-rodel-markell-charters-the-vision-network-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-dwablog-apl_jax-nannyfat-ecpaige-delawarebat/ 11/22/14: Paul Herdman of Rodel emails me about 11/19 article and my response: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/11/22/rodels-ceo-dr-herdman-sent-an-email-re-rodel-article-my-response-challenge-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-rceaprez-apl_jax/ 11/28/14: Social media reaction to Rodel article: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/what-people-said-on-facebook-twitter-about-the-rodel-markell-herdman-articles-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-rceaprez-apl_jax-nannyfat-ecpaige-roof_o-netde-edude-delaware-edchat/ 12/5/14: Paul Herdman ignores my challenge: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/two-weeks-and-no-response-from-rodel-ceo-paul-herdman-rodelde-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-rceaprez-apl_jax-ecpaige-nannyfat-roof_o-netde-edude-delaware-edchat/ 1/12/15: Governor Markell FOIA … Continue reading RODEL & FRIENDS

Governor Markell’s Secret Weapons Against House Bill 50 Veto Override Exposed!

The manipulation behind the scenes with House Bill 50 is never-ending!  Delaware Governor Jack Markell vetoed the bill in July but he knows the General Assembly will attempt to override his veto.  To that end, he has been working feverishly behind the curtain to make sure it does not pass!  The drums of war are … Continue reading Governor Markell’s Secret Weapons Against House Bill 50 Veto Override Exposed!

Rodel’s Dr. Paul Herdman Is Getting Smart!

Dr. Paul Herdman with the Rodel Foundation of Delaware recently made a Top 50 list for a company called Getting Smart.  The list is like a who’s who of corporate education reformers.  Released on September 28th, the list also includes a “Chiefs Making A Difference” category.  None other than former Delaware Secretary of Education Mark … Continue reading Rodel’s Dr. Paul Herdman Is Getting Smart!

The Arrogance And Hubris Of Emperor Markell and His Education Mafia

If there is one thing I can’t stand, it’s a bully.  Delaware Governor Jack Markell is that, and so much more.  He truly believes this is HIS Delaware.  That all decisions he makes are the right ones, and if they aren’t, who cares, it’s his state.  We have fifteen more months of this pretend dictator.  … Continue reading The Arrogance And Hubris Of Emperor Markell and His Education Mafia

Rodel’s Paul Herdman Made Over $343,000…And Our Children Lose More Education Everyday

This article will disgust you.  It disgusted me when I read their latest tax form, filed in July of this year.  The Rodel Foundation and all their education propaganda.  I have a new take on this.  We need to boycott anything associated with Rodel.  That means the Vision Coalition, the Delaware Business Roundtable, and yes, … Continue reading Rodel’s Paul Herdman Made Over $343,000…And Our Children Lose More Education Everyday

Great Oaks Charter Charging $100 A Seat To Hear Joel Klein Talk About Education

I really had to crack up when I saw this.  For those of you who have never heard of Joel Klein, he is the former New York City Chancellor of Schools and currently sits as the Chief Executive Officer for Amplify.  Amplify has been in the news quite a bit lately as the company tanked in … Continue reading Great Oaks Charter Charging $100 A Seat To Hear Joel Klein Talk About Education

The Very Important Answer To The Question Nobody Asked!

How did Delaware Governor Jack Markell come up with the whole “assessment inventory” thing at Howard High School on March 12th, 2015?  Was this the brainchild of the DOE and Markell?  Or did an outside consultant actually come up with this idea as a counter to House Bill 50, the parent opt-out bill? Governor Markell … Continue reading The Very Important Answer To The Question Nobody Asked!

Parent Press Conference Went Very Well, Big House Bill 50 News!!!!

The Parent Press Conference on Delaware Education today went amazingly well!  About 25-30 parents came out, and many of the major Delaware media outlets were on hand as well.  Some parents from up north were unable to make it do a very nasty stomach bug making it’s appearance up there, but there were many familiar … Continue reading Parent Press Conference Went Very Well, Big House Bill 50 News!!!!

GOVERNOR MARKELL

Markell, Parents, and Statewide Review of Educational Opportunities AnnouncementArticles on Delaware Governor Jack Markell in Exceptional Delaware: Markell, McKinsey and Sir Michael Barber Markell and the Alan Jackson Problem Do Markell and Murphy Wants Kids To Do Bad On Smarter Balanced? House Bill 50, Markell’s Abuse of Power, & The Parent Press Conference Announcement Markell, … Continue reading GOVERNOR MARKELL

Delaware Race To The Top, Hedge Funds & Millions Wasted: The Story of Rodel, Markell, Charters & The Vision Network

Dr. Paul Herdman  and Governor Markell have a long history in Delaware in the 21st Century.  Their collaborations have resulted in the biggest changes to education the state has seen in decades.  Name any education change since Markell became Governor, and Rodel’s been a part of it.  And they are making a lot of money off … Continue reading Delaware Race To The Top, Hedge Funds & Millions Wasted: The Story of Rodel, Markell, Charters & The Vision Network