Coming in at 489 pages, this is a mammoth report! I know Delaware State Representative Kim Williams has worked on this for a long time. Congratulations to all the members of the task force for their hard work with this group. I only managed to get to one of the meetings, but I really wish I could have gone to all of them. This task force came out of Delaware House Bill 90. Its mission was to take a very hard look at how Delaware charter schools, vocational schools, and magnet schools select their students. I haven’t even been able to come close to finishing this, but it is well worth the time.
The ninth meeting of the Delaware Enrollment Preference Task Force will happen tomorrow night at the Buena Vista Conference Center in New Castle, from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Special guest Alex Medler with the National Association of Charter School Authorizers will give a presentation.
Delaware State Rep. Kim Williams and Delaware State Senator Nicole Poore lead this group of charter school, vocational and public school district spokespersons.
I went to the December meeting. It’s fun watching intelligent, grown men actually try to justify the discriminatory practices their schools use to “attract” students. Even scarier is how much people buy the lines they sell! Williams is actually very much against these types of things, so she runs a good show. Things are coming to a head very soon with these types of practices, so this meeting should be interesting.