Okay readers! You have to figure out who shot me tonight! Like March Madness, there’s a bracket. I’m keeping these polls up for a week, and then we are down to the Sweet 16.
*editors note: This is fan fiction, and is in no way meant to depict any of the “suspects” as dangerous violent criminals that go lurking around WaWa on New Years Eve looking to plug a blogger. If any of these people have that in their past I have no knowledge whatsoever of that and I DON’T EVEN WANT TO KNOW! When I tell people about my blog, the one consistent thing I hear is “You’re gonna get shot!” So I thought I would make a joke of that.
The FOIA Divas: Alison May for the DOE and Danielle Blount for the Governor’s office. Both have reason to hate me for all the damn FOIA requests I gave them!
The Charter Head of Schools. From Providence Creek Academy, we have Audrey Erschen. When that charter had some major security issues going on in October, I wrote A LOT about it. From Family Foundations Academy, we have Sean Moore, the p-card fanatic!
The Senator vs. The Deputy Secretary. Senator Greg Lavelle flip-flopped on his Smarter Balanced Assessment vote which helped the bill to pass after it failed the first time. Blowman is the Deputy Secretary of Education. Also runs the Charter School Accountability Committee, which I wrote MANY articles about this year.
The Proficiency Gainer vs. the ex charter school leader. Noel Rodriguez ran the Academy of Dover but he “resigned”. Nobody officially knows why, but I’m sure he and Sean Moore would get along really well! Dale Brown is the principal of Booker T Washington. I’m sure he didn’t like it when I pointed out all the flaws in how they “narrowed the gap” with their test scores!
The Charter Cheerleader vs. The House Rep Candidate. Pencadermom is a Kilroy’s denizen who loves her some charter schools! Went head to toe with me many times over there! Pete Kramer ran for the 29th District House Rep against Trey Paradee. I publicly endorsed Paradee and said why.
The Ex Charter School Office Leader. *This poll has been closed and John Carwell advances to the next round!
*for reasons I won’t reveal, but I am very impressed right now!
The Smarter Balanced God vs. The Priority Cali Girl. Brian Touchette is the director of assessments at the DOE. I’ve written many articles about all the problems with this horrible test. Penny Schwinn is the California Charter transplant who runs the priority schools takeover for the six schools in Wilmington.
The Kilroy’s Delaware Pains In The Ass! Publius is the guy/girl everyone loves to hate over on Kilroys. Another charter guy/girl who grates on everybody’s last nerve. lastDEconservative just jumps in and insults as many people as he can and tends to side with Publius, Pencadermom and anyone who disagrees with the majority.
The US Education Guy vs. The Delaware Dictator. Arne Duncan is the US Secretary of Education, and he loves Common Core, high-stakes testing, and screwing over public education. Governor Jack Markell is the same, but he can be very duplicitous in his methods and bullys school districts.
The Delaware State Board of Education Members. Pat Heffernan likes to talk…a lot…at state board of education meetings. Some of the stuff that comes out is just bizarre, and he tends to tick off a lot of people. Dr. Teri Quinn Gray is the president of the state board and she has helped guide Delaware education into the greedy hands of the corporate education reformers.
The Rodel Master vs. The Executive Director. Paul Herdman is the puppet master behind all the corporate education reform in Delaware. Refused my invitation to meet me at all the priority schools and Gateway. Donna Johnson is executive director of the state board of education and she has had to deal with my public comments at different meetings she has been at.
The Ex x2 Head of School vs. The Behavior Coach. Chuck Taylor ran Providence Creek Academy and “resigned”. Served as temp Head of School at Campus Community and “resigned”. Is a “consultant” at PCA and President of Del. Charter Schools Network governing board. Janet Miller was the behavior coach at Campus Community for a year. Both had actions which directly resulted in my story called “A Father’s Cry For His Son” over on Kilroy’s Delaware.
The Charter Lobbyist vs. The DAP Guy. Kendall Massett hates me. I wrote articles about her since I started this blog last June. I can’t think of one thing I like about that organization. Vincent Winterling runs DAP in Delaware. I wrote a few articles about the Interagency Collaborative Team that tends to send many special needs kids to residential treatment centers out of state including run he used to run.
The Secretary vs. The Former Assistant. Delaware Secretary of Education Mark Murphy is the Gilligan to Markell’s Skipper. Seems to have a problem with social communication and pisses a lot of people off. Ryan Fennerty is the latest golden boy I’ve written about. Seems to be involved a lot with the priority schools, teacher compensation and whatever Markell wants him to do.
The Teacher Effectiveness Lord vs. The Special Education Lady. Chris Ruszkowski runs the teacher effectiveness group at the DOE. Public school district teachers loathe this guy for all his manipulations in screwing them over. Mary Ann Mieczkowski is a sweetheart, but is very stubborn about changing things at the Exceptional Children Resources Group at the DOE. I’ve called her out many times over the DOE failing to audit IEP denials.
The Newark Charter School commenter vs. The News Journal Jimmy Olsen. Kilroy’s commenter Greg and I have battled over on Kilroy’s over the whole ACLU thing quite a few times. I don’t like him and he doesn’t like me. Matthew Albright is a really nice guy, but he writes whatever pleases Governor Markell with education. I’ve called him out on this a few times.