Three succinct paragraphs from NJ article on “priority” schools that spell it out: 1) lie, 2) bigger lie, and 3) No proof.

Yes, that’s an actual strategy, from an actual public official. Lame Duck Governor, Jack Markell.

The governor insists that his administration is not blaming the teachers.

“No one is questioning the commitment of these teachers,” Markell said. “They do incredibly challenging work. But we have to do better.”

Markell and Secretary of Education Mark Murphy say the way to fix these schools is to put the best possible principals in charge and free them from district rules so they can do things like add extra school hours, manage their budgets, and select new curricula.


An all timer. If you can guess location (state), you win a prize.


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Exceptional Delaware 2018

I’m sure it will come as no secret that I don’t have a lot of love for the Delaware Charter Schools Network.  I think they have entirely way too much influence on education in Delaware.  Roughly 10% of Delaware students attend charter schools.  In the grand scheme of things, that is not a huge number.  The vast majority of charter school students are in Newcastle County, as they have the largest number of charters.

So why is it that these schools, representing not even a quarter of the population of students in Delaware, cause such controversy?  It could be the propaganda behind them.  The Charter School Law in Delaware was created in 1995.  The original law’s intent is vastly different than the charter school landscape we see nearly 20 years later.  What caused the ground to shift?  One word: Rodel.  When Paul Herdman took the reigns as executive director of…

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