1/30/13 UPDATE: @DEStateBoardEd responded via PM on twitter defending this meeting as private and not required posting. To be clear, the board member below called it a meeting, but the SBE respondent on twitter called it a “social lunch”. Methinks they are blurring the lines and just trying to defend a private meeting of public officials. Ultimately,the defense of not posting (public or executive) a meeting in which a quorum of SBE members attended was simply the SBE’s way of telling me, and all of us, that the Title 29, Section 100 laws on open meetings are for us, but not them. In other words, nothing new.
No meeting of this sort is listed on the Delaware calendar this week:
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Some may find this guide useful:
The Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Delaware survey is an anonymous statewide survey of licensed school-based educators to assess teaching conditions at the school, district and state level.
The TELL Delaware survey will be administered January 22-February 15, 2013. School-based licensed educators may complete the survey anytime during the four-week window, 24 hours a day, from any Internet location using the anonymous access code provided.
24 days of surveying, 8 are done. Here’s the response rate:
School District Educators # cmplt % cmplt
Looks like the response rate is a bit soft, not terrible, but a bit soft. I wonder if the DSEA and DOE and Governor will start a “BIG PUSH” to “drive” the numbers. If so, it’s another red flag. Trust me, if teachers trust the survey, then the above parties should not have to ask for you participation. We’ll soon see.
Certainly their right, but this brutal lying is beyond the pale:
- Charters do not discriminate or select the highest performing pupils. Admission is determined by lottery if the school is oversubscribed. If not oversubscribed then selection is based on first-come-first-serve basis.
- Charters are a source of innovation that benefits all public schools. The autonomy and flexibility built-in the environment promotes excellence, experimentation and innovation.
Folks, he’s already hedging.
More RTTT competitive grant BS headed our way: