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Exceptional Delaware 2017

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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