Leave it to Earl Jaques to start off the 150th General Assembly House Education Committee with a load of crap right from the get-go. At the first House Education Committee meeting next Wednesday, legislators will get to hear the latest corporate education reform malarkey from the Vision Coalition. Really Earl? That’s the best you can … Continue reading Vision Coalition To Sell Their Nonsense At Legislative Hall Next Week
Mike Matthews, the President of the Red Clay Education Association, and Frederika Jenner, the President of the Delaware State Education Association, were both featured prominently in a video of the Vision Coalition’s recent coffee meeting. Watch the video below!
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
This just in. The attendees at the annual Vision Coalition conference get eclairs. However, they have to pay an admittance fee to the shindig. I just got an email indicating the Vision Coalition will be holding public meetings in each county between November and January at the big libraries for each county. The kicker though … Continue reading Breaking News: Vision Coalition Not Offering Eclairs To Citizens, Just Coffee
I’ve been following the live tweets from the Vision Coalition and their idiotic Student Success 2025 most of the morning. I see lots of district admins, Delaware PTA reps, teachers and legislators buying into this absolute nonsense. All you are doing is lining up the pockets of Rodel’s Dr. Paul Herdman and his corporate education … Continue reading Vision Coalition & Student Success 2025 Is A Joke, All The Kiss-Asses Need To Stop The Charade #vcconf15
Today, at Del-Tech Terry Campus in Dover, Delaware, the Vision Coalition launched their latest ten-year endeavor, Student Success 2025. With a very large crowd in attendance, the team officially announced Student Success 2025. Nothing was actually said about what exactly they will be doing, but I got plenty of quotes! A student from Newark High … Continue reading Vision Coalition Launches Latest 10 Year Plan, Student Success 2025
There are terms when a person brags about themselves incessantly. Arrogance. Self-Aggrandizement. Conceited. This is Rodel in a nutshell. On Thursday morning, they gave a presentation to the State Board of Education during a Work Session. This was NOT during the very public State Board of Education meeting, but during one of their beforehand meetings. Rodel … Continue reading Student Success 2025 (Rodel) Brags To State Board of Education About The Awesomeness Of The Vision Coalition (Rodel)
Vision 2012, er, uhm, Vision 2015, uh, Ed25, Vision 2025, whatever they are calling themselves these days is apparently still alive. Now they are getting ready to launch Student Success 2025, brought to you, the audience that didn’t demand it, by the Vision Coalition. For those who thought they morphed into Schools That Care, maybe … Continue reading Get Ready For “Student Success 2025” Brought To You By The “Still Has A Pulse” Vision Coalition
The Delaware Kool-Aid Festival, or what most know as the Vision Coalition of Delaware’s Annual Conference on Education, will take place on November 14th. They have the “all-star” line-up this year. Introduction by Dan “the Main WEIC Man” Rich Welcome by Dennis “University of Delaware President” PhD. University of Delaware Partnership for Public Education by … Continue reading Breaking Down The Annual Vision Conference
It takes innovation and originality to be truly unique in today’s society. The Rodel Foundation of Delaware, with CEO Dr. Paul Herdman leading the way, has been hammering Delaware public education for the past ten years in an effort to “fix” it. Rodel created the Vision Coalition, which created “Vision 2015”, “Vision 2025”, and now “Student … Continue reading I’m Thankful For Rodel’s Vision For…Rhode Island Board of Education? Say What?
Dr. Steven Godowsky, the Acting Delaware Secretary of Education, is expected to be confirmed by the Delaware Senate in an Executive Session at 2:30pm today. Earlier this morning, he gave a speech at the Student Success 2025 event sponsored by the Vision Coalition and tons of corporate education reform companies. I’m hearing lots of good … Continue reading Dr. Godowsky’s Big Day! From Vision To Senate Confirmation!
Today in the News Journal, Vision Coalition Chairman Ernie Dianastasis wrote in the Delaware Voice editorial slot about the upcoming Student Success 2025. Sponsored by the Vision Coalition, anyone in Delaware who knows a thing or two about this kind of thing knows this is Rodel led. I found this editorial to be very insulting to … Continue reading We Don’t Need More Of Rodel’s Vision To Help Students Succeed
After reviewing my FOIA request to Governor Jack Markell, I started to wonder why I have more questions than answers. Why was there such a disconnect between the Rodel Foundation of Delaware and the Vision Network in recent years? It’s obvious Herdman runs the show for Rodel and Vision. I began to question what … Continue reading Rodel and Paul Herdman’s Vision For The Future
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
Next Tuesday, January 15th, Delaware Governor John Carney and Delaware Secretary of Education Dr. Susan Bunting will hold a press conference at Legislative Hall to announce a weighted funding system for Delaware students. Luckily, this blogger got the details of it this evening. The devil, as they say, is in the details.
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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
It is the return of The Bygone Blogger! This blogger of old has some more stuff to say about the controversy surrounding Mike Matthews and his DSEA resignation based on old blog posts Mike wrote. In which we learn, once again, things are NOT always what they seem on the surface and some of the … Continue reading Guest Post: “Mike Matthews Has Nothing To Apologize For”
This guest post is brought to you by the handle of The Bygone Blogger. This blogger was one of those around back in the halcyon days of Delaware blogging- the time when the Iraq War commanded the headlines, America saw its first African-American President, and the Recession put America in severe dire straits. In Delaware, it was … Continue reading Mike Matthews Speaks- From April 2006
Will a Wilmington charter school become embroiled in the ongoing saga of Delaware Academy of Public Safety & Security and Las Americas ASPIRA Academy? Many are saying yes.