Yesterday, the United States Department of Education unveiled a $14 million dollar grant to Special Education Parent Training and Information Centers to 28 states and two U.S. territories. But Delaware, with all the sucking up Governor Markell and the Delaware DOE due to Arne Duncan, did not get one single penny from this grant.
I don’t feel too bad though, because the last event the Parent Information Center of Delaware had was on “standards-based” IEPs. You know, Common Core IEPs. Of course the DOE will say that’s not what it’s about, but they also say high-stakes testing is good for kids, so there’s that!
I’m sure I’ll get a response consisting of “But we are already funded by the US DOE.” I’m sure you are, but guess what, so are all those other states. And you didn’t get a slice of the $14 million pie! What does that say about Delaware special education when the Virgin Islands got over $100,000 and we didn’t get jack? (cause we have our own special kind of jack)