Rodel Embarks On Their “Lipstick On A Pig” Rebranding Tour

The Rodel Foundation of Delaware has a new name.  They are now called Rodel.  This landmark rebranding effort comes to you from Rodel.  It is the 20th Anniversary since the Budingers sold their business to Germany and decided to launch an education reform non-profit company destined to jack up Delaware education for all time.  In … Continue reading Rodel Embarks On Their “Lipstick On A Pig” Rebranding Tour

The Delaware Millionaires Funding The DelawareCAN PAC

DelawareCAN, the offshoot of 50CAN, came to Delaware in 2017.  Headed up by a former Delaware Department of Education employee, Atnre Alleyne, there is now a Political Action Committee (PAC).  They released their campaign finance report two days ago and some big Delaware millionaires are donating big bucks!

Rodel’s Paul Herdman Has To Love His Insane $398,000 (And Counting) Salary! Plus: Rodel’s Friends Make Big Bucks Too!

Based on their 2015 tax filing, the Rodel Foundation of Delaware Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Paul Herdman, makes an astonishing $398,000.  Keep in mind this was in 2015 so he is most likely well over that pesky $400,000 barrier.  Good lord!  I found lots of interesting stuff in this tax filing, signed off by Dr. … Continue reading Rodel’s Paul Herdman Has To Love His Insane $398,000 (And Counting) Salary! Plus: Rodel’s Friends Make Big Bucks Too!

Exclusive: A Delaware Legislator Is Not The Hero For Public Education They Appear To Be

I’ve been wrestling with something for a long time now.  I found out something.  Something big.  Usually my first instinct is to get it out there.  But this was BIG, and if I was wrong about it, it could have shot me in the foot.  It concerns a legislator and an election.  But more than that, … Continue reading Exclusive: A Delaware Legislator Is Not The Hero For Public Education They Appear To Be

The Teacher Leader Pilot Program Comes To Us Courtesy Of Rodelaware

The Delaware Department of Education continues their self-righteous Rodel led agendas.  In their latest corporate education reform press release, Godowsky and the gang announced the nineteen members of the Delaware Teacher Leader Pilot program kicking off this year.  I find it more than a coincidence that most of the districts who got these positions are … Continue reading The Teacher Leader Pilot Program Comes To Us Courtesy Of Rodelaware

Don’t Believe Any Recommendations Coming Out Of The Education Funding Committee Report

I touched on this last week, but it is essential that the citizens of Delaware not believe the final recommendations of the Senate Joint Resolution #4 Education Funding Improvement Committee.  Their report is due to the General Assembly by Thursday, June 30th.  In a public meeting, one of the members of EFIC (as it is … Continue reading Don’t Believe Any Recommendations Coming Out Of The Education Funding Committee Report

While Vision Coalition & WEIC Plan Funding, EFIC Meets Today To Discuss Funding As Well

Delaware, the home of multiple groups working on the same issues at the same time.  Today, the Senate Joint Resolution #4 Education Funding Improvement Commission is meeting for the third time at the Bear Library.  There are a lot of interesting names in this room.  Former State Rep. Darryl Scott, State Rep. Ruth Briggs-King, Governor … Continue reading While Vision Coalition & WEIC Plan Funding, EFIC Meets Today To Discuss Funding As Well

Delaware Education Funding: Can The Mess Created By Governor Markell Even Be Fixed?

Someone asked if public comment (can) be received by the committee?  We will need to look at how we collect public/stakeholder input. The above quote will be explained later, but it is very indicative of what happens in Delaware. One of the biggest topics in Delaware these days is funding for education.  It is everywhere.  … Continue reading Delaware Education Funding: Can The Mess Created By Governor Markell Even Be Fixed?

What Is The Southern Regional Education Board & What Does Delaware Do On This Group?

I read about this group before, but I didn’t pay it much mind.  For some reason though, it stayed with me and gnawed at the back of my mind.  Yesterday, I decided to look into them, and found out more about them.  The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) is a group of southern states, stretching … Continue reading What Is The Southern Regional Education Board & What Does Delaware Do On This Group?

15 Who Made An Impact In 2015: State Rep. Earl Jaques

I have to be honest here.  Until 2014, I had never heard of Earl Jaques.  That all changed in 2015, and everyone knew who he was then!  Earl started the year as the Chair of the Delaware House Education Committee.  He took over the slot from former State Rep. Darryl Scott who chose not to … Continue reading 15 Who Made An Impact In 2015: State Rep. Earl Jaques

Will Delaware State Board of Education & DOE Throw Delaware PTA Under The Bus For Smarter Balanced Scores As Well?

I found this very interesting item today… On October 5th, there will be a tentative special Delaware State Board of Education Workshop on the Smarter Balanced Assessment and Accountability.  While it is not on the State Public Meeting Calendar, they already have the agenda up if you go to the above link, along with documents … Continue reading Will Delaware State Board of Education & DOE Throw Delaware PTA Under The Bus For Smarter Balanced Scores As Well?

Previously Deleted Article Finds It’s Way Back In Celebration Of Mark Murphy, ahem, “Stepping Down”

I wrote this a little less than a year ago.  I labeled the story as “Insanity” in my documents folder.  I took it down because it was WAY out there.  There was a sort of kind of part one to it, but I can’t find that one right now.  If I do find it, or … Continue reading Previously Deleted Article Finds It’s Way Back In Celebration Of Mark Murphy, ahem, “Stepping Down”

Polytech Senior Austin Auen Wants Delaware Legislature To Lower Age For House Representative

Milford resident Austin Auen wants a legislator to sponsor a bill that would lower the age of eligibility for a Delaware State Representative from 24 to 18.  If any young man in this state could get this accomplished, it would have to be Austin! I’ve known Austin for a few years now.  Back in the … Continue reading Polytech Senior Austin Auen Wants Delaware Legislature To Lower Age For House Representative

It Needs To Be Taylor Time In Dover! Vote for Ralph Taylor in the 31st District for House Rep! #netde #eduDE @KilroysDelaware @delawareonline

Ralph Taylor needs your vote tomorrow citizens of the 31st District in Dover!  He’s up against city councilman Sean Lynn.  I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Taylor at the 4th of July Parade & Fireworks.  He had his own booth set up, and he was busy the whole night meeting and talking with the … Continue reading It Needs To Be Taylor Time In Dover! Vote for Ralph Taylor in the 31st District for House Rep! #netde #eduDE @KilroysDelaware @delawareonline

Special Education Statistics Part II: Red Clay and Charters Vs Publics #netde #edude @ed_in_de @KilroysDelaware @destateboarded @dedeptofed

So after I did my grades on all the schools for the percentage of the student populations that are special needs, I noticed some alarming trends, especially in Newcastle County in Delaware.  This county has the bulk of the charter schools in this state, and some of the lowest special education populations in the state. … Continue reading Special Education Statistics Part II: Red Clay and Charters Vs Publics #netde #edude @ed_in_de @KilroysDelaware @destateboarded @dedeptofed

Bill Introduced Today To Get Rid Of Charter School Enrollment Preference #netde #edude

They sure are working fast down in Legislative Hall today.  Darryl Scott is not seeking re-election so I applaud his desire for charter schools to stop cherry-picking who they want at their schools.  I’ve been writing about this topic a lot recently, and my next post shows exactly why it is a disgusting practice. Section … Continue reading Bill Introduced Today To Get Rid Of Charter School Enrollment Preference #netde #edude

Delaware Senate Responds To Federal Ruling About Special Education Mess **UPDATED**WITH SUCCESS!!!!!!!!

Finally, someone in the government does something!  But I think they MUST have at least three parents of special needs children on this task force.  Parents are always a part of the IEP process, so they MUST be a part of any task force involved in making changes to it.  Otherwise, it is a slap in … Continue reading Delaware Senate Responds To Federal Ruling About Special Education Mess **UPDATED**WITH SUCCESS!!!!!!!!

Breaking News: Feds Want To Intervene In Delaware Special Education, **Updated**

According to an article in the Delaware News Journal, the Feds have placed Delaware on a watch list as one of three states to need intervention for special ed students.  This is what I have been saying all along.  Special education in Delaware is severely lacking.  Maybe the powers that be will start to wake … Continue reading Breaking News: Feds Want To Intervene In Delaware Special Education, **Updated**

Delaware DOE Embargoed Public Information Yesterday, What Is Their Agenda? @KilroysDelaware @ed_in_de @dwablog @Apl_Jax @ecpaige @nannyfat #netde #eduDE #prioritizethat

Adding fuel to an already huge fire, the Delaware DOE emailed all the legislators about the Town Hall meetings regarding the school accountability waivers yesterday morning.  As of this time, no notice had been received by schools and teachers that I am aware of.  While it is customary for an entity to wait for a press … Continue reading Delaware DOE Embargoed Public Information Yesterday, What Is Their Agenda? @KilroysDelaware @ed_in_de @dwablog @Apl_Jax @ecpaige @nannyfat #netde #eduDE #prioritizethat