With Edu-jargon like “visioning process”, the huge participation of 300 whole Delawareans, and some church-state blending, Vision 2015 morphs into ED25 right before our eyes. #netDE

 

If it weren’t so sad, I’d be laughing instead of crying. Here’s the list of “listeners” (aka those who are actively alienating us as parents, students and advocates for teachers):

Who’s Listening

  • Susan Bunting

    Susan Bunting

    Vision Coalition Leadership Team member

    Susan Bunting is Superintendent of the Indian River School District and a member of the Vision Coalition Leadership Team.

     

  • Dan Rich

    Dan Rich

    Vision Coalition Leadership Team member

    Dan is a Professor of Public Policy at the University of Delaware and a member of the Vision Coalition Leadership Team.

     

  • Ernie Dianastasis

    Ernie Dianastasis

    Vision Coaliton Leadership Team Chair

    Ernie Dianastasis is Managing Director at Computer Aid, Inc. (CAI) and Chair of the Vision Coalition Leadership Team.

     

  • Paul Herdman

    Paul Herdman

    Vision Coalition Leadership Team member

    Paul is President and CEO of the Rodel Foundation of Delaware and a member of the Vision Coalition Leadership Team.

    Annual Salary: 276,000.00 that’s 11 paraprofessionals that actually help kids to you and me.

     

  • Frederika Jenner

    Frederika Jenner

    Vision Coalition Leadership Team member

    Frederika is President of the Delaware State Education Association (DSEA) and a member of the Vision Coalition Leadership Team.

     

  • Mark Holodick

    Mark Holodick

    Vision Coalition Leadership Team member

    Mark is Superintendent of the Brandywine School District and a member of the Vision Coalition Leadership Team.

     

  • Raye Jones Avery

    Raye Jones Avery

    Vision Coalition Leadership Team member

    Raye Jones Avery is Executive Director of the Christina Cultural Arts Center and a member of the Vision Coalition Leadership Team.

     

  • John Taylor

    John Taylor

    Vision Coalition Leadership Team member

    John Taylor is Executive Director of the Public Policy Institute and a member of the Vision Coalition Leadership Team.

     

  • Mark Murphy

    Mark Murphy

    Vision Coalition Leadership Team member

    Mark is Delaware’s Secretary of Education and a member of the Vision Coalition Leadership Team.

     

  • Kurt Landgraf

    Kurt Landgraf

    Vision Coalition Leadership Team member

    Kurt is former President and CEO of ETS and a member of the Vision Coalition Leadership Team.

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Bill Ayers

Analogy Test:

High-stakes, standardized testing is to learning as:

a). memorizing a flight manual is to flying

b). watching Hawaii Five-O is to doing detective work

c). exchanging marriage vows is to a successful marriage

d). reading Gray’s Anatomy is to practicing surgery

e). singing the national anthem is to good citizenship

f). all of the above

 

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