Nichole Dobo (News Journal Reporter): “Still. Now. You’re still gonna call yourself a Ph.D.?
Ms. Ann Lewis: “is there a reason not to?”
Pencader Board, you must fire her. As soon as possible. She is a fraud.
Today’s News Journal expose on academic fraud and dishonesty fails to mention the significance of the schools Board of Directors composition issues or the severe enrollment problem PCHS is facing, for a variety of reasons including poor/non-existent recruiting.
All that said, the main concern of Dan Cruce? Apparently it’s ass covering:
Cruce said he hopes any issue at Pencader does not “cast an unfair cloud” on leadership of the state’s charter schools. The school board is responsible for hiring a school leader, but the state has a responsibility to ensure that Delawareans know the educators at schools have academic credentials from reputable institutions, he said.
OK Dan, all is perfect in charter land, you keep denying NACSA problems, enrollment problems, and leader problems. You will find the DOE in an even more precarious spot than they are now.
The State BOE ought to be FURIOUS over this news. My guess though, is continued blissful ignorance at the expense of Delaware taxpayers like me and you. Let them eat cake!
The message needs to be clear and stark: now matter how good you think you are or that if a dedicated, small group of fans think you should never be cancelled, sometimes you still get cancelled:
By MICHAEL STARR
CBS has cancelled “Guiding Light”–which has aired, in one medium or another, for 72 years.
The veteran soap’s last episode will air Friday, Sept. 18.
The cancellation of “Guiding Light” is yet another nail in the coffin of daytime soaps–many of which have fallen by the wayside due to declining ratings.
It’s not known what will replace “Guiding Light” on CBS’ daytime schedule. The show airs from 10 to 11 a.m. on Ch. 2.
“No show in daytime or primetime, or anytime, has touched so many millions of viewers across so many years,” said CBS daytime exec Barbara Bloom.
“We thank the cast, crew and producers–past and present–who delivered this entertainment institution…”
“Guiding Light” began life in 1937 as a 15-minute radio serial, before switching to a 15-minute soap on CBS in 1952 (while continuing to air on radio until 1956).
The series moved to a 30-minute format in 1968 and expanded to an hour in 1977.
Jack Markell makes the only salient point in today’s 7 page online article:
Gov. Jack Markell said it’s important for the state’s educators to set an example for youth when it comes to higher education.
“If this is true, it is certainly sad because academic credentials in my mind set a standard for kids,” Markell said. “We are asking our kids to raise the bar and telling them not to take shortcuts. Diploma mills are shortcuts.”
from an earlier TC post:
Delaware Charter Network Internal Spies Report!:
Kendall Massett, executive Director of DE Charter network holding secret (admitted to this in public session) meetings with teachers and students behind the Board’s back with intent to train them overthrow the board.
Principal Lewis has locked Board President out of her office by changing the locks.
Kendall Massett and Principal Lewis asked for board’s resignation en masse.
All of this because the Board fired a teacher for swearing at a student. So, I am left to conclude that the DE Charter network supports unfettered power for school principals whose husbands cuss out kids and also believes that dedicated lifelong professionals serving voluntarily n Boards should be subject to being berated for conducting a proper investigation due to an obvious, nepotism based, conflict of interest. This sends just about the message I would expect from an bully driven organization: straight up screw the kids and fight for the adults!!! Awesome!!!
This is how the DE Charter Network rewards schools and school leaders who drive their school to enrollment death by abdicating their responsibilities to recruit and retain students in a bullshit competitive charter environment.
All I have to say to the DE Charter Network and this insane position they are taking is: Keep up the Good Work! Keep finger wagging and berating people…..the truth is oozing out of your open wounds.
Wow, backing the shameful Ms. Ann Lewis by acting as her henchman in a bully fight with the Board of Directors last April in a move designed to force THEM out and to instill even more unfettered and unchecked power in to the hands of a school leader who, by today’s News Journal article appears to be a pathological liar.
Delaware Charter schools, despite all of their flaws, certainly deserve better than that. She’s listed on YOUR website as an advisory board member, and a Dr at that! For shame! List as of 6/24/2012 9:39AM
Delaware Charter Schools Network
The Delaware Charter Schools Network Advisory Board
Schools that have current membership in the Delaware Charter Schools Network are voting members of the Network’s advisory board. Non-member schools and pre-operational school leaders are invited to attend advisory board meetings to ensure that all charter schools have the opportunity for support in this collaborative setting.
- Dr. Tennell Brewington - Family Foundations Academy Charter School
- Sean Moore – Family Foundations Academy Charter School
- Dr. Ann Lewis - Pencader Business and Finance Charter High School
- Salome Thomas-El - Thomas A. Edison Charter School
- Edward Emmett - Positive Outcomes Charter School
- Patricia Hermance - Campus Community Charter School
- Linda Jennings, Esq. - MOT Charter School
- Gregory Meece - Newark Charter School
- Jack Perry - Prestige Academy
- Dr. Patricia Oliphant - Sussex Academy of Arts and Science
- Noel Rodriguez - Academy of Dover
- Dimitri Dandalos (Interim Head of School) - Odyssey Charter School
- Sally Maldonado - Kuumba Academy Charter School
- Charles Taylor - Providence Creek Academy
- Dr. Lamont W. Browne - EastSide Charter School
- Margorie Lopez-Waite - Las Americas Aspira Academy
- Chuck Baldwin - The Charter School of Wilmington
- Jack Wintermantel - Delaware Military Academy
The PCHS School Board must terminate Ms. Ann Lewis for academic fraud and misrepresentation. Anything less would simply reveal the board’s utter and complete dysfunction.
Read the article here: http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20120624/NEWS03/306240050/The-lies-behind-diploma-mills?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Home
If Delawareans cannot see the problems with unfettered Charter school growth as evidenced by the BOD selecting a school leader willing to falsify credentials in addition to all the other problems that accompany unaccountable, unchecked growth, then they are just ideologues living in denial.
Heck, the News Journal editors can’t even put the word Charter School in the headline. I guess David Ledford is a Charter school acolyte protecting charters too as the headline for the story proving Ann Lewis has perpetrated a fraud on DE taxpayers still calls her a Ph.D.
Red Clay Consolidated School District.
The Red Clay Consolidated School District is preparing to launch a 24-hour educational cable channel in January 2013, after the Wilmington City Council on Thursday voted 11-0 to name the district managers of the new channel.
The opportunity became available in December 2011, when Wilmington issued a “request for qualifications” (RFQ) to manage the channel, which is not yet activated.
At the time of the RFQ, Red Clay was planning district wide upgrades to career pathways for students, including the expansion of a communications pathway at Thomas McKean High School with upgrades to an existing radio station and construction of a television station.
The creation of the new channel will allow students in the program to create programs that will be broadcast to Comcast customers in Wilmington and all of New Castle County.
“Not only will students gain a valuable set of skills in this program, they have the opportunity to graduate with a portfolio of programs that have actually been aired,” said Red Clay Superintendent Merv Daugherty. “It will instill a level of professionalism in students that they can bring to potential employers or college admissions staff. We believe this program will open doors for students throughout the area.”
Under the agreement with Wilmington, Red Clay will make air time available to other school districts and schools in the greater Wilmington area. Working with an Advisory Board to the channel, Red Clay will create and publish guidelines to submit ready-to-air programs.
“Beyond providing career training to our students, we view this channel as a public service to young people, families and community members in Wilmington and the surrounding areas,” said Dr. Daugherty. “We will offer educational programming, informational shows for parents, and bring events from schools into people’s homes. We have an opportunity to reach many more people than we have in the past and we are very excited about that prospect.”
Students in the three-year career pathway will take classes at McKean High School that assign them the creation and production of content for broadcast. In addition to MHS student content, the district will produce shows for students, parents and the community. The channel will also feature a community calendar, allowing area districts and schools to submit information about programs and events.
More information about the channel will be released in the weeks and months to come as plans and guidelines are finalized.