So after all the Delaware Department of Education’s huffing and puffing, their bullying tactics, and media manipulation, it comes down to this. The schools get to keep their principals, no teachers have to reapply, and the schools will most likely be a part of a redistricting effort in Wilmington, Delaware. Like I’ve said before, if anyone told me this would happen three months ago, I would have called you a liar.
The other night at the Imagine Delaware forum, chair of the Wilmington Education Advisory Committee Tony Allen, when asked about the committee’s stance on the priority schools, Allen said the initiative really brought forth the whole conversation about the future of Wilmington’s schools. He stated it has been a culmination of events, but this really got people to stand up and take notice.
The Christina Board, for all their in-fighting and debating during very long and many board meetings, stood their ground and told the DOE they will not bow down to their dictatorial authority. And it worked, because now we have this: