Delaware State Rep. Kim Williams is on a roll tonight! First her House Bill 186 passes the House (on the way to the Senate), and now her House Joint Resolution #7 just passed the Senate an hour and a half ago. This resolution will continue the Committee To Advance Educator Compensation, which many teachers had continuing issues with last year.
This allows the committee to take a further look at how Delaware’s educators are compensated and the final report will be due to Governor Markell by March 31st, 2016.
*I got schooled by a commenter named “Dee”, so I am taking her advice. Please read her comment to know what the real story is. I welcome discussion and comments on this. Thanks!
The State Board of Education in Delaware will discuss
regulation surrounding the advanced teacher program teacher stuff at their meeting on Thursday, December 18th. Based on the new teacher compensation guidelines, what I am hearing, teachers in Delaware will not be paid more if they have an advanced degree. But teachers coming out of the Teach For America or Relay Graduate School of Education get a fast track to certification in Delaware based on bad legislation in the Alternative Routes To Teacher Licensure and Certification Program.
This has been the intent all along. And it is a union-busting move. Why have great teachers, when you can have okay teachers with less money and less rights? Because when the DOE makes school districts a “priority” and they turn those schools into charters, who is going to fill the slots? They will say those teachers are bad, those filthy nasty union teachers. Here’s how it stands: the key to ending all of this is for parents to opt out now. If the DOE doesn’t have the data, they can’t use the scores to make all the bad judgments. See for yourself how special interest lobbying groups have rewritten education in our state!