Secretary Murphy bashes teachers by taunting principals and denigrating their judgement. News Journal Editorial Board, ever the bully, joins in

Why is our Secretary of education essentially offering  a lack of teachers failing in their jobs as a null hypothesis for the poor performance of DE students? I know one administrator not doing his job: Let’s hope Governor Markell takes Secretary Murphy’s advice when he fills out Mr. Murphy’s DPAS-II evaluation. If Murphy passes his evaluation, then Governor Markell is guilty of the same cowardice Mr. Murphy imputes to our hard working principals.

As for the News Journal Editorial Board’s drivel on the subject, they can’t be helped. They are simply unqualified to comment on most of what they write about, they just do a bang up job reminding us that public education is their least informed subject matter. I stopped buying their paper and refreshing cookies to gain free access to keep tabs on the ignorance they willfully spread to advance the Governor’s agenda almost two years ago.

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2 thoughts on “Secretary Murphy bashes teachers by taunting principals and denigrating their judgement. News Journal Editorial Board, ever the bully, joins in

  1. John Kowalko

    I hope I’m misunderstanding the Secretary’s position but it seems that he might feel disappointed that 17% of Math and Reading teachers subject to this untried and unproven “achievement measuring by test” were or could have been designated as ineffective save for the sympathetic posturing of the principals. If anyone concludes that 17% of our public school teachers, (regardless of specialty), are poor teachers or unqualified to teach our children, they should find a line of work better suited to their own qualifications. And you might consider that if they feel so strongly as to suggest that the principals used unfounded, subjective reasons to cover up those failures than they might consider that their future does not lie in “public education” administration” Quite honestly it can be seen as a thinly veiled attempt to coerce/intimidate those school leaders into helping support this misdirection of measuring abilities by tests by artificially inflating the numbers of “poorly qualified” teachers.

    1. 4equity2

      But John, in what other manner could Mark Murphy et al blame teachers for learning deficits? All data must support “his” truth. If it does not, it must be faulted.

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