Governor Carney Nominates Dr. Mark Holodick For Delaware Secretary of Education

Delaware Governor John Carney nominated former Brandywine Superintendent Dr. Mark Holodick as the next Delaware Secretary of Education following the “resignation” of Dr. Susan Bunting last week. Bunting will still be in the position until the end of this year. This is a surprising choice given the Secretary of Education role pays much less than … Continue reading Governor Carney Nominates Dr. Mark Holodick For Delaware Secretary of Education

Exclusive: Secretary Bunting And Brandywine Superintendent Holodick Break State Law In Profit Scheme For Buccini-Pollen

Last Spring, one of the most controversial pieces of legislation was House Bill #454.  This bill was a gift to Buccini-Pollen, a developer in New Castle County.  It waived the Voluntary School Assessment tax for a large portion of the Concord Plaza development project.  Not many were in favor of this present to the developer … Continue reading Exclusive: Secretary Bunting And Brandywine Superintendent Holodick Break State Law In Profit Scheme For Buccini-Pollen

Doc Holodick Gets Superintendent Of The Year, Patrick Wahl Gets The ED Parent Warrior Of The Year Award!

Dr. Mark Holodick, the Superintendent of the Brandywine School District, received the Superintendent of the year designation by his peers in the Delaware Chief School Officers Association.  I would like to put forth my award, that of the Exceptional Delaware Parent Warrior of the Year.  This award, nominated by a panel of one, goes to … Continue reading Doc Holodick Gets Superintendent Of The Year, Patrick Wahl Gets The ED Parent Warrior Of The Year Award!

An Open Letter To Brandywine Superintendent Dr. Mark Holodick

Yesterday, Saranac Spencer with the News Journal posted an article about the ongoing litigation against the Brandywine School District.  Patrick Wahl, the father of a son in the district, filed a lawsuit against the district earlier this year based on due process issues arising from a school suspension and what Wahl believes was a violation of due process … Continue reading An Open Letter To Brandywine Superintendent Dr. Mark Holodick

Holodick & Brandywine Named In Lawsuit As Father Seeks Justice For Year Long Nightmare

Patrick Wahl is taking the Brandywine School District to court.  Last year, his son was suspended for a week.  What makes this case fascinating is the fact that his son was punished for what amounts, in my opinion, to a wrongful search.  Brandywine’s board made the situation even worse.  I can now say this case … Continue reading Holodick & Brandywine Named In Lawsuit As Father Seeks Justice For Year Long Nightmare

15 Who Made An Impact In 2015: Dr. Mark Holodick

Mark Holodick had a very busy year in 2015.  I wrote about him quite a bit last March.  When the opt-out movement in Delaware took off, many schools and districts started offering resistance.  Dr. Holodick, the Superintendent of the Brandywine School District, published a very public letter regarding opt-out on the school website.  He indicated … Continue reading 15 Who Made An Impact In 2015: Dr. Mark Holodick

Are Brandywine’s Mark Holodick & The News Journal Singing A New Song On Smarter Balanced & Opt-Out?

The Superintendents of the Wilmington schools, Red Clay, Christina, Colonial and Brandywine, held an education forum for WDEL last night.  Discussing the issues of Wilmington education, the subject of the state assessment came up.  What was very interesting was Brandywine Superintendent Dr. Mark Holodick’s response to this issue.  He told WDEL’s Shana O’Malley: Brandywine superintendent Dr. Mark … Continue reading Are Brandywine’s Mark Holodick & The News Journal Singing A New Song On Smarter Balanced & Opt-Out?

Doc Holodick’s Letter About Smarter Balanced Sent To Parents

Brandywine Superintendent Mark Holodick sent a letter to parents dated February 10th.  Some parents just got the letter this week with a Texas postmark.  Way to educate parents about a huge test over two months later Dr. Holodick! Hey, I want to know which Delaware educators helped create this train wreck!  Can we get a list … Continue reading Doc Holodick’s Letter About Smarter Balanced Sent To Parents

Brandywine Superintendent Mark Holodick Is Markell’s Mini-Me

“You complete me.” Dr. Mark Holodick, the Superintendent of the Brandywine School District, told reporter Yossi Goldstein with WDEL the Smarter Balanced Assessment is absolutely necessary.  Why?  It’s all about the data. “We’ve got to stay committed to the particular assessment that we select,” continued Holodick. “So that, over time, the data is relevant and valuable.” I’m … Continue reading Brandywine Superintendent Mark Holodick Is Markell’s Mini-Me

Brandywine’s Dr. Holodick Bullying Parents “I’m the only one who can say who does not have to take the test.”

I’m getting multiple reports from parents that Superintendent Dr. Mark Holodick of Brandywine School District is handling all opt out requests.  Once a letter is received, he contacts the parent, asks to meet with them, and tells them he has sole authority on how a student is or is not opted out of the Smarter … Continue reading Brandywine’s Dr. Holodick Bullying Parents “I’m the only one who can say who does not have to take the test.”

Brandywine Superintendent Holodick Says Parents Can’t Opt Out, Not Your Choice Buddy

 “I am uninterested in a game of political chess that uses our kids as pawns.” Brandywine School District Superintendent Mark Holodick came out with a message on the district website stating parents can only opt out under certain medical circumstances and with approval from the district.  But what he fails to realize is this is … Continue reading Brandywine Superintendent Holodick Says Parents Can’t Opt Out, Not Your Choice Buddy

Breaking News: School’s Out For Summer! And Spring Too! But There Is A Twist! And Other Tidbits!

My moles across the state are telling me about emails going out to teachers and staff that schools will be physically closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.  This unprecedented and historic move is based on the remaining threat of Covid-19 in Delaware.  At a press briefing today Delaware Governor John Carney, when … Continue reading Breaking News: School’s Out For Summer! And Spring Too! But There Is A Twist! And Other Tidbits!

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 Top 18 Most-Read Articles Of 2018 & By The Numbers Recap

I’m a sucker for year-end lists.  Some folks like ’em and some hate ’em!  Most of the articles that generated the most hits were ones where I either broke a story on or offered a perspective that couldn’t be found elsewhere.  One story generated so much controversy I had to put all comments in moderation!  … Continue reading The Top 18 Most-Read Articles Of 2018 & By The Numbers Recap

2018 In Words

2018. Parkland. Rice. Eagles. Victory. Dance. Fire. Ice. Secrets. President. Teacher. Paoli. Union. Matthews. Carney. Bunting. Alleyne. Herdman. Bullock. Jaques. Sokola. Williams. Impact. Success. Sheldon. Lopez. Margie. Constables. Arrest. Purge. Brecknock. Situation. Lounge. Parkway. Bridge. Berlin. Counterpart. Westworld. Lissie. Dolores. Mumford. Northern. Muse. Huron. Firefly. Annapolis. Saturdays. Love. Daugherty. Gregg. Holodick. Blakey. Williams. Shelton. Bueller. Miller. Deerey. Mraz. … Continue reading 2018 In Words

Secretary Bunting Has Far Too Much Power And Authority

Last night, I wrote about how Delaware Secretary of Education and Brandywine Superintendent Dr. Mark Holodick broke the law by brokering a Memorandum of Understand with the Buccini-Pollen Group.  It turns out Bunting and the Delaware Department of Education snuck in a “Secretary-Only” regulation which means the State Board of Education did not have to … Continue reading Secretary Bunting Has Far Too Much Power And Authority

Bombshell Document Shows Massive Amounts Of Collusion With Indian River School District Audit Investigation

It appears there was collusion going on between various Delaware agencies when it came to the Indian River School District audit investigation in 2016.  As a result of that collusion, Patrick Miller walks free and Susan Bunting became the Delaware Secretary of Education.

Former Employee Alleges His Brandywine Supervisor Had Him Arrested

A former Brandywine School District employee sent an email to the Brandywine School Board, Superintendent Dr. Mark Holodick, Delaware Secretary of Education Dr. Susan Bunting, myself, and others employed by the state last evening.  He accused a Brandywine Supervisor of having him arrested earlier this year.