Both Capital School District and Red Clay Consolidated School District have board meetings tonight. One will discuss and vote on parent opt-out of standardized testing while the other will decide if they will accept a Memorandum of Understand to essentially allow the state of Delaware to take over three low-income schools with high populations of minorities and students with disabilities.
Delaware blogger Kilroy will be at Red Clay, and I will be at Capital. Both meetings could have huge ramifications for education in this state. If both go the way I am hoping it will send a clear message to Governor Jack Markell, Secretary of Education Mark Murphy and the Delaware DOE that local school districts will not allow the state to dictate there every move. Something that will be done with full transparency for all the public to hear.
This is our future if we do not stop this now. All schools will become charter schools. The public school system as we know it will gradually fade away. Teachers will become carbon copies of each other and will not be protected by unions. They will be paid less, have less college experience, and will follow online modules to teach our children. Every classroom and lesson will have the exact same plan every single day. Teachers will have to follow a required script. Our children will be taught not to question authority and will become brainwashed into obeying the will of their masters. These masters will be the 5% or less of the wealthiest in our society. The children of the reformers and corporate employees who profit from the most vulnerable of our country. Their children will attend private schools and will be educated without Common Core and standardized testing. They will have individuality and will one day rule the country.
The Special needs children will suffer the most in this dark future. They will be collected and warehoused into residential treatment centers, and made to be the outcasts of society. Discrimination strongly exists against these children now. It is a quiet, unassuming discrimination, but it is there all the same.
This is our crucial moment. We can allow this future to happen, or we can stop it now. Those with even a small bit of information have seen this future, but the vast majority of America needs to wake up, and they need to do it now. Our future is changing right before our very eyes. Freedom and democracy are morphing and changing, into a shape that is not good for our children.
I am asking both Capital and Red Clay to save our children, to push back against a reform movement existing to make money off the most precious minds of our society. As I will say tonight, backroom deals are made to profit those who smile in public and stab our children, teachers, and schools in the back. We need to stop this, before we wake up one day and realize it is too late.