I am as mortified as anyone else about the Delaware State Takeover MOU, but please, we have to be able to do math.

Avg Principal Salary: 120K

Delaware State Takeover MOU mandated minimum: 160K

The Delaware State Takeover MOU is only forcing a 40K differential, and the whole salary does not come from the paltry funds being allocated, just the difference.

Please return to your regularly scheduled rant about the impending state takeover of our city schools.

This has been a public service announcement of School Board Members for Math.

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Zack Greinke: “There were guys I played with that were so stupid that they’re really good”

Originally posted on HardballTalk:

Everett Cook of the Los Angeles Timeshas written a fascinating profile on Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke. It’s a wide-ranging piece, going into his development as a pitcher and his mentality on the mound, among other interesting topics. Ultimately, Greinke considers his analytical nature as both a blessing and a curse:

“Baseball is a sport where being stupid and keeping things really simple a lot of times is the right way to do things,” he said. “There are very few guys that are capable of processing a lot of information and applying it and still being good at it. … I don’t want to name names, but there were guys I played with that were so stupid that they’re really good, because their mind never gets in the way.”

For the millionth time, Zack Greinke is the best.

This is a quiet night in baseball, so take a few minutes…

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My Public Comment at the IEP Task Force Meeting and What I Gave The Task Force #netde #eduDE @KilroysDelaware @ed_in_de

Originally posted on Exceptional Delaware:

During public comment at the IEP Task Force meeting, I read the below statement.  It was emotional, I admit, but it had to be.  I didn’t want it to be, but it was.  Some things were ad libbed while I was reading, and I will update this when I hear the digital recording when it is released. I tried to update it as best I could.  Below that you will find out what I gave to each member of the IEP Task Force.

My name is Kevin Ohlandt. Some of you may know me as Jon’s Loving Father, or Jacob’s loving father, or that annoying guy who speaks at public meetings about special education. Who I am isn’t important. Who we are here for today is. In the state of Delaware, over 13% of our students have IEPs and are classified as special education. As we all know, there are…

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