After explaining how Delaware effectively established opposition to Common Core, some significant nationals asked me to consolidate it for others to study. I decided to collect all info I have written on education and put it in this one spot.  Click on the link and it should take you there.  The most recent pieces (closest to today) are first, and as time progresses, they move down page. The walk back through time is interesting. Particularly my first pieces as I uncover the deceit of Common Core for the first time, may be the spot where those just beginning this journey of knowledge should begin.



The Huge GIGANTIC Issue Dependent On The 8th Senatorial District Vote

Charters: Just Stop Listening To Their Twisted Logic…

Good News For October

“This Definition, For Example, No Longer Requires States To Use ESEA Standardized Test Scores To Measure Student Growth In Any Grade Or Subject, And Does Not Require The Use Of Definitions Of Terms Used For Race To The Top.”

Fed’s New Rules Will Force Revisit To SB 51: Sokola’s Death Star

We Need A Full Blown Audit On Newark Charter School Going Back to 2008

Roundup Video On What The Two Presidential Candidates Are Saying About Education….

Delaware Lacks Prestige…… (Or Will After Next Year)

Brief Overview of Newark Charter’s Lawsuit

Take It Down?…Ha! It Will Stay Here (On This Site) FOREVER!

Newark Charter School Puts Self Preservation of Administrator Over Right And Wrong.

Verdict Is In: Dropping Standardized Testing Is Good For Poverty And Minority Students

October is National Anti-Bullying Month

Delaware Charter School Network Comes Up With A Viable Plan That Even I Cannot Argue Against….

The Charter School Movement Has Failed. Time To Bury It.

What YOU Can Do To Fix Delaware’s Education…..

They Were Right Back Then; They Are Wrong Now. The Reality Of What They Warned Us Against, Is Taking Place Right Before Our Very Eyes…….

Whitewash 101: Comparison Between Tom and Kathleen’s Audits Paragraph By Paragraph, Side by Side

DOE. Huge Bug Up Their Ass

Court Seal Put On Whistleblower’s Account of Coleman’s SAT Wrongdoing

Title 14:*509 The 509 Blues…..

Is Dave Sokola Delaware’s Darrell Issa?

Charter Harm Broken Down Statewide

Time To KILL Delaware’s Charters

The One REAL Problem With Charter Schools

What Teachers Can’t Tell You…..

Who Deserves Your Vote, And Who Doesn’t?

How To Tell If Your Educational Department Is On The UP And UP

Change The Narrative About Delaware’s Schools

How Charter Schools DESTROY Education Opportunity In A Single District

Somethings To Consider

Week in Review

Was It Hyperbole?

Crime, Crime, Crime 


Why Dave Sokola’s Newark Charter School Perpetuates Separate-But-Not-Equal Education for Afro Americans

All Eyes Need To Turn To Newark Charter School

Ah HA! They Pulled The Audit…..

The Backfiring of Firing Kathleen Davies

Smarter Balanced Results 2016

OH MY GOODNESS!!! What Didn’t Happen In Delaware………..

THE LAW (The ESSA As Applied By John King)

Graduation After 10th Grade

Racism, Prejudice, and the KKK

How To Respond To A DMCA Takedown

Hillary Clinton’s Educational Proposals


The Test Secrets Revealed……

John King’s VAM Evaluations Declared Unconstitutional

Proof That A Student’s Well-Being Is What Makes Them Smarter; Not A Horrible Balanced Assessment

Map of District’s Spending Per Student

Old, But I Just Found Out About It And Haven’t Seen Any Local Mention

Godowsky Needs To Shake Up The DOE

Why WE Need To Draft Legislation To Stop Delaware Children NOW, From Taking The Smarter Balanced Assessment

Watch: Then Opt Out Your Child

National Call-Out To Find One Student Who Was Helped By Standardized Testing


Power Vacuum

The ESSA In Plain Language

Smarter Comparisons

Teachers! Just 4 Weeks Left To Teach!

Delaware’s Example We Are On The Wrong Path

Go To Facebook Jail / Do Not Collect $200

Christina’s Referendum Results Make Me So Sad For America

Why Would Someone Postpone A Reporting Date?

Do The Math. All Referendums

Chill! Here’s Why You Must Vote In Support Of Christina’s Referendum

Democracy My Ass

Charters Are CRUEL Only To Blacks

Why Is Delaware The ONLY State Legislature Not Challenging These Standards??

Opt Out

Just Took My Child’s Smarter Balanced Test



Shining Light On The Delaware Remediation Report

The Pros and Cons of “Opting Out” Of The Smarter Balanced Assessment

When, When, When, Is Someone Going To Step Up For The Children???

Strong Unions And Their Positive Impact On Schools Performance

Reminder: Charter Schools Are Unconstitutional

Primer For Picking School Leaders and Legislators

Looking For Candidates!

State-Level Review of the Common Core

New York Backs Down From Common Core

This Made Me Chuckle

Flashback 2009: Governor Markell’s First State of the State Speech on Education

So How Much Damage Did Markell’s Race To The Top, Do To Delaware’s Education?

Stanford Study Sheds Light On Why Common Core Failed America’s Children

The Real Tragedy Of MET

Why We Need An All-Black School In Wilmington

Impact of ESEA on HB50

ESEA and Charters

Common Core? We Told You So

Opting Out Goes Deeper Than Just Education

How Did Our Sister States Compare To Us on The Smarter Balanced Assessment?

Smarter Balance Overview

Together, But Unequal

Hand-Screwing Blacks Onto Their Cross

What Do You Get When You Take God Out of Godowsky

Appropriate Lesson For Today

Opt Out Today Wednesday November 18

So What Changes Can We Expect In The New Improved ESEA?

Lies, And Truths,,,,,,

Race To The Top Review

Another Blow Against “The Consortium”….

Do Not Go Quietly……..

Low NAEP Scores Drive New Waves of Opting Out

Corporate Reform Has Failed; What Next?

“We Need More John Kowalko And Less Earl Jacques”

Common Core Has Failed. It’s Now OFFICIAL

John Young, Kilroy, kavips, Kevin, John Kowalko, Sussex County Patriots Were Right! Jack Markell, Arne Duncun, Dave Sokola, Earl Jacques, The News Journal Editorial Board, Mark Murphy, Rodel, Bill Gates Were WRONG.

Democracy is Done In Delaware

Bill Gates New Speech

Fixing Wilmington’s (And Every Other Inner City’s) Education

Revisiting The “Student Data Privacy Protection Act” (SB 79)

The Fix Is In; Are You Just Going To Lay There And Let It Happen?

Where Do We Want To Take Education……

Can We Please Get A K-9 Sweep Through Delaware’s Charter Network?

The 4 People Who’ve Fvcked Up Education in the State of Delaware

What’s Going On Inside All These Charters?

The Discriminatory Practices Behind Allowing Charter Schools To Flourish

So…. We’ve Witnessed How Bad…. Just How Great Are Charter School Doing?

Why? Why? Why? Why? Are We Continuing To Make The Same Mistake With Opening Charter Schools Again, And Again, And Again, And Again, And Again, And Again, And Again, And Again, And Again, And Again, And Again, And Again, And Again….. AGAIN?

Florida’s Superintendents Revolt: “We Have Lost Confidence In The System”

School Just Does Not Seem Like It’s For Children Anymore…..

The State of Education In “Merica

Opt Out is an Act of Civil Disobedience and Mandatory for all Parents who Understand What is Being Done to their Children

All That The Smarter Balanced Says.

How Were These Scores Set? (Every Parent Is Wondering Today).

Taxation Without Representation….. Stay Away From VOUCHERS

Last Year’s Opt Out A Success


Pencil In Your Calendar: Feb.26-28:

Getting Ready For A Parent Strike……


New Teacher Salary Scales

If You Took All Those Charters And Reinserted Those Children Back Into Christina, Christina Would Not Now Be Having Low Scores.

Fighting Back Against Corporate Rankings……

Pass The Pipe, Please……

Four Pillars Of Education

Life Ain’t A Four Leaf Clover……. Take Thyself To Dover……….

You Want Me To Do…………………………………WHAT?

Gee! What’s All The Fuss! What’s So Bad About Education? In One Word? Markell.

Election 18th. Benz is For Overriding Opt-Out Veto; Eileen O’Shaughnessy-Coleman, Not Overriding Markell’s Veto.

Huge Errors in News Journal Op-Ed Piece

Cleaned Up Version of Regulation 103: As Far Down As Sections 1 And 2……

School Ratings


Calling Out Peter C. Schwartzkopf On Bringing Back Delaware State Legislature – “If He Only Had The Nerve…..”

Opt Out Is The Law In Christina District

Oh…. So Now They Are Trying To Blame Opt Out On Teachers Unions……It’s All Frederika Jenner’s Fault: HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA!

Still Considering? Here Is Why You Should Opt Out Now

Urgent. September 21st Deadline.

Understanding the Graphs And What They Really Represent

New Way Of Portraying Educational Results

Why Scores Mean Nothing……

Does It Make Them Any Smarter? Does It Make Them More Balanced?

A Must Read For Every Delawarean…. Your Education Department Is Illegal And You Must Stop It.

Overview Of Smarter Balanced Released Scores

Breaking: Revealed: The Over-Reaching Plot Of Common Core

Bad News For Special Ed And For All Education… They’re Coming To Take You Away….. Hey… Hey….

“Special” Versus Main-Stream Education

Paul Wellstone

It Is All One Big Ovaltine Commercial 😦

How NOT To Fix Wilmington’s Schools

Day 24

Questions Everyone Needs To Ask….

Giving the “New York Times” Their Overdue Enema

This Made Me Sick… It Should Make You Feel The Same

Isn’t It Past Time To Sue Jack Markell And The Delaware DOE……

Questions To Ask The “New Guy”

Real Superheroes Of Old

The Markell Administration Needs A Lesson On How Democracy Works

Christina Board

Just In! 20% of New York State Opted Out of Their Test

Why You Should Outlaw Charters? Just Look At The Effect It Has One Christina’s District When You Allow Them To Steal Top Students

$21 Million Leaks Out Of Christina Over To Choice And Charters

What if All Schools Got Slammed With Opt-Out Statements On Day 1 When Schools Opened?

Quick Note Of Praise For Mr. Freeman

Day 11

We Were Going To Be The First State In Education. Thanks to Common Core We Will Be The Last

JOIN With All Of Delaware In Demanding Earl Jacque Is Removed From The House Education Committee

Day 7

Here Is Another Problem With Common Core

“Setting Absurd Standards And Then Announcing Massive Failures Has Undermined Public Support For Public Schools. . . . We Are Dismantling Public School Systems Whose Problems Are Basically The Problems Of Racial And Economic Polarization, Segregation And Economic Disinvestment.”

Washington State Has SBA Preliminary Results Up…..

How Did Our Governor Who Is A Jew Become The New Governor George Wallace When It Comes To Black People’s Rights?

National NAACP Speaks: “We View the Opt Out Movement As A Vital Component Of The Black Lives Matter Movement”.

So. How Do YOU Get A Veto Overturned?

The Walmartization of America’s Education

6 Delawareans Vote To Re-Segregate Delaware’s Schools….. Again

NEA’s New Business Item: Encourage Parent’s Right To Opt Out

Statistics Are Like A Bikini; They Reveal Much But Hide The Most Important Parts

Just In: Opt Out Rates Per Grade

Sorry If You Don’t Like My Honesty, But Quite Frankly, I Don’t Like Your Lies

Crooks And Rooks

Things Still Needed Done By The 148th Legislature

What, If Any, Good Can Come From Vetoing Opt Out Bill 50

And The Walls Of Jericho Fell Down

Amazing Grace. Blind But Now We See

Opting Out Of Gay Marriage

Jack’s Dilemma

Who Protects Other Thieves? A Thief, of course…..

Explaining Townsend’s Side of SA 2 To HB 50

HB 50 Survives…. More Later… On To The Governor……

When Is A Bill Dead? And When Is It Still Alive?

Everywhere Across The World, Charter Schools Are Falling Apart

Last Year’s Battle

Those Who Would Put Your Child In Chains, Forever, And Ever

Bill To Remove The Smarter Balanced Assessment From Delaware

Let Me Tell You How These Tests Are Graded…..

The Opt-Out Phenomenon

My…. Testy, Testy, Education Meeting Today

South Carolina Took The Right Approach To Replacing Common Core

What Exactly Is…. SJR 2?

Land Of The Lost

Man With Crooked Smile

Let’s Keep HB 50 Bottled Up In The Senate Education Committee, Senator Sokola

America Is Based On One Thing: The Right To Organize

Shooting All Arguments Against Opt Out Right Out Of The Sky

For Our State Senators: Here Are The Lies In The DOE’s Case On HB 50 That Passed The House By A Vote Of 36-3

What The Christina Numbers Tell Us — It Is Not What You Think…..

Don’t Let The Slum Lords Win — Vote Yes For Christina

We Died So Your Children Could Be Test Pigs In a Corporate Ponzi Scheme

Charts, Charts, We Need More Charts Like This!

Charter School Employee Strikes Student; (But Did Not Strike The Deputy).

Why Does Someone Making $283,000 A Year Get To Dictate What Gets Put On A Teacher Survey?

Will He? Or Won’t He? Will He? Or Won’t He? Will He?

The Fix To Fix Deldoe Is Nixed By Fixdeldoe

Ok, So We Can Now Opt Out. Now What? 2015’s Test Is Done.

36-3… 36-3… Oh My!  Oh Me!  36-3!

Why Would Anyone Who Could Read, Ever Support Common Core And By Default, The Smarter Balanced Assessment? Answer: They Can’t Read!

So…. Why Does The PTA Support HB 50?  Allowing Parents The Option To Opt Out?

The Honerable Mike Barbieri: Speaks

Who Are the 13 Who Will Vote No On HB 50

Override the Veto …. Opt Out Your Child.

Smarter Balanced Assessments: A Bridge To Nowhere

Putting Down The Only Argument Made By Those Against HB 50/

If You Had A Medicine That Was Like Common Core….

How I Would Re-Introduce Segregation Back Into The United States

Contact Your Legislators: HB 50 Is Allowing Parents To Opt Out

Calling on Deborah Wilson and Jea Street To Reconsider

Redrawing The Lines…..

Tennessee Votes To Ban Common Core

Red Lining Rodel

What The News Journal Will Never Tell You About The Smarter Balanced Assessment

Indiana Study Shows Vouchers and Charters Are Not Effective; In Fact, Worse Than Status-Quo

Attn. Moyer and REACH Parents

Calling Out Hollodick and Brandywine Board To Be A Bunch Of Pussies….. “Meow”

Parents! Take Your Child’s Test! Ask These Questions! Then Opt Them Out.

If Charters “Are The People’s Choice”? How Come No One Wants To Go There?

Where Are Our Legislators?

Mark Murphy’s Quotes

The Pure Ludicrous Idiocy Behind Pushing “Grit”

Why Parent’s Opting Out Is Their Most Important Decision This Spring

Today’s The Day! Go To Dover 5pm

The Vanishing Act Of Common Core

Does Anyone Support Common Core Anymore?

Declaration of Independence From Common Core

New Study Shows “Rigor” Is Counter-Productive To Learning!

Can We Finally Shut Up About C & C R

Education Bills To Watch And Force Action Upon

Scientific Research Undermines Jack Markell’s and Mark Murphy’s Takeover Of The Priority Schools.

Credibility Questions Abound Over Taking Of Smarter Balanced Assessments

Fear Versus Moral Obligation

Parental Pride Overflows

It’s Now Official; Under Markell’s Policies, Education Quality Slid Backwards

Are YOU Truly Committed To Your Child?

Why Would We Fire Teachers And Staff With Teach-For-America, When The Latter Are So Inappropriate To The Task?

Repeal The Death Penality

How To Deal With Idle Threats

Reinterpreting Title 14; Chapter 1; Subchapter 3: State Public Education Assessment and Accountability System

Can We Please Get Sponsors To Sign On Quickly And Have Someone “Put This Up” Immediately?

Rep. Earl Jacques As The Drug Dealer In Your Child’s School

Why The WEAC Is “All About” Putting In More Charters

Why Charter Schools Equal DEATH To All Other Education

So, Why Does Jacques Hate Little Children And Is Carrying Water For Charter Schools?

So What Has Jack Been Saying OUTSIDE of Delaware?

Opt Out For Now; But For The Longterm….

Steps to Opt Out…..

Walk, Walk, Walk Right Out The Door

Teachers And Students: Show Your Pain

‘NUFF said: Your Child’s Data Is NOT Safe! DON’T LET THEM TAKE THE TEST!

What Would The Priority Schools Look Like If They Were Run Like East Side Charter?

The Wilmington Education Advisory Committee (WEAC) Is Just Another Charter-Front Organization.

A Very Deep And Moral Obligation

What Then Can We Do?


Consumer Report-like Company Says 17 Out OF 20 Textbooks Do Not Live Up To Claims Of Common Core

Students! Time To Take Matters In Your Own Hands.

How To File A Civil Right’s Complaint If Your Child Is Forced Against Your Wishes To Take The Smarter Balanced Assessment

Charter Dreams And Charter Reality; The Two Don’t Jive


Calling For Over 15,000 Kent Countians

Greg Lavelle? Why Are You Keeping Such A Low Profile Now?

Stop Child Abuse! OPT OUT NOW!

Ever Wonder Why You Didn’t Hear Teachers Clamor Against the Idiocy Of Common Core?

Tide Turns In Pennsylvania

Is THIS THE AMERICA You Want For Your Children?

Referendum? Vote Yes or Don’t Vote At All

So! Why Did We Keep Schools Open At 0 Degrees?

Time For Leaders To Step Up

More Circumstantial Evidence “WHY” You Should Opt Out Your Child From The Smarter Balanced Assessment

Did You Opt Out Your Child Yet? Do It Today. It’s A Free Day! All Delaware Schools Are Closed.

It Simply Cannot Be Repeated Enough; Opt Out Your Child

Aging Infrastructure Does What Secretary Murphy Couldn’t Do

Take Back Your Country

Smarter Balanced System Crashes In Trainer Certification

More On Graduation Rates

Where Do We Go From Here….

Where’s The Effin “F” ?

Bryan Townsend

Wise Words To Assuage Those Considering Opting Out Of The Smarter Balanced Assessments

Is Delaware Department Of Education Out Of Control ?

Here Is What Is Needed….

Why YOU Should Opt Out Your Child From The Smarter Balanced Assessment

How Common Core Aids And Abets Discrimination

More About These Tests You Should Not Take

The Final Solution

Shouldn’t Our Elected School Boards, Voted To Serve As Parent’s Representatives in School Debates, Allign With Parents And Encourage All Children To Opt Out of The Smarter Balanced Tests They Pleaded With The DOE Not To Serve?

Official Delaware Notice For Parents To Opt Out….

So? What Is Wrong With Common Core?

How To Lie To The American People… Course Credits 3: Pass/Fail/Only…

Oligarchy And Your Role As American Citizen To Opt Out Your Child This Spring

All Republican Parents Need To Opt Out Their Children


Facts Versus Fictions….

The Idiots Who Want To “Educate” Your Child

Markell Breaks Silence And Offers Plan To Quell Wilmington’s Street Crime

The “Best ” Movements

Just A Brief Reminder: Public School Employees Cannot Be Coerced

Why All Citizens Need To Declare War On Delaware’s Department Of Education

The Big Pivot

4 – 3

Game Shifting Dynamics

It’s Not All About What We Don’t Want; It’s What We Do Want

Delaware Department Of Education Confirms There Is No Penalty For Opting Out.

Biggest Scandal Among Charter Scandal’s Galore

Trust Is Gone!

How To Sneak A Corporate Charter Into Town

New Jersey Chief For Change States That There Is Absolutely No Way They Can Legally Force Children To Take The Test; Meaning They Can All Legally Opt Out.

Why A Court Case Will Be Upcoming Over Governor’s Takeover Of Priority Schools

Let’s Look At Who Really Is The Bad Guy Here? Penny Schwinn.

The Big Meeting

What Is Best For Children?

Then Why Are Charter School Test Scores So High?

2014 SBAC Field Test Results Are In…

Firing John Kowalko Off The Education Board

What Is Now Painfully Obvious

Pay Attention To What Is Coming

Kool Aid Letter Incoming To News Journal

Oh! So It WAS, Solely Due To The New Mega- Charter School That These Schools Were Hand-Picked

Why, Why, Why, Why, Why Does The Delaware DOE Always Lie?

Alison Mays States Plainly For Those Who Can Read It; They Will Shut These Schools Down

Please Take This Poll

Oh The Lies You Will Be Told (About Failing Priority Schools)

Moving On to 2015

Heard From Red Clay; Thinking About Christina

The Experts Have Spoken; Mark Murphy/Jack Markell/Penny Schwinn Are Not Experts

Die In’s… Now Do It For Your Kids

In A Kingdom Far, Far Away

Rebuttal To Mark Murphy

Building the Legal Case For Opting Out Of The Smarter Balanced Assessment

Reply To State’s Reply To Those Parents Who Opt Out

Opt Out! Know Your Options.

The Mounting Attack Across All Of Delaware’s Public Education

The Post That Shall Not Be Named

Obama Provides Relief In School Systems Across This Nation

Three Worst Things That Can Ever Happen To Children In A Public School

Delaware Race To The Top, Hedge Funds & Millions Wasted: The Story of Rodel, Markell, Charters & The Vision Network @KilroysDelaware @ed_in_de @dwablog @Apl_Jax @nannyfat @ecpaige @DelawareBats #netde #eduDE #edchat #Delaware

The “REACH” Around To Gateway

Why WE Need To Push Back Against Common Core, To The Point of Death.

Educational Failure and What YOU Can Do About It

Responding To The Challenge: What Do You Want Your Public Schools To Be?

The Cultural Bias Of The Smarter Balanced Assessments

Breaking: Nine Schools Have Made Significant Gains And Exit State Support Programs For Low-Performing Schools

Did Common Core Contribute To The Republican’s Landslide Sweep?

What To Expect In Wilmington’s Schools If Charters Are Allowed Into Delaware

Election Update for Possible Re-do of HB334 Next Session

Thoughts On Where Common Core Is Taking Us

Students Know What Good Teaching Is

Common Core For “Special” People

Very Odd Indeed…

Imagine If You Could Only Read One Thing On Education…. It Would Be This…..

Dave Sokola’s Lasting Legacy: Future Fallout From SB 51

War On Schools….

M & M’s Just Melted In Your Hand

Forget The Anecdotes: Charter’s Under-perform

All Delaware School Districts Need To Follow Capitol

What’s Best For Wilmington?

Louisiana Near the Bottom on AP tests

KA- POW! Smoking Gun

The Clear Choice To Our Enhanced Future

Accountability: A Double Edged Sword

Did Mark Murphy, Delaware’s Secretary of Education, Just Commit A Class G Felony?

Just Brilliant! Make Them Pay For It!

Why Opting Out Actually Makes Damn Good Sense

Delaware DOE Has Jumped Off The Stupid Ship Into The Stupid Ocean!


Kowalko’s Symphony in A major

Townsend’s Transcript

Remember The Dia Rhee a Episode

Let’s Look At K12, One Of The Future Big Players In The Takeover Of Wilmington’s 6 Schools

Today’s Corruption of Public Education

Who Will Benefit When The State Takes Over 6 Priority Schools?

It Is Not The Teacher’s Fault!

Rebuttal To Chamber of Commerce’s Letter Promoting Charterization of 6 Delaware Schools

What Belgium Pride Can Teach A Newly Formed Partnership District

Where Is This “Tremendous Support”?

A Portrait Of How Evil Runs Our Inner City Charter Schools

Yes! The Law Was Broken!!!!

Should We Shift From Closing The Educational Gap, Over To Just Educating All To The Best Of Their Abilities?

The Effects Of Poverty Have A Significant Negative Neurological Effect On The Brains Of Youngsters, And Such Is Exasperated To The Point Where Taking These Types Of “Tests” Can Be Deemed Not Only As Abusive, But The Results Coming From These Kids Are More Than Likely Psychometrically Useless.

Standardized Tests As Racial Profilers

Legal Briefs: Stopping The Smarter Balanced Assessment

Breaking: PAARC Ups Time Required For Test To 10 Hours For Elementary; 12 Hours For Middle And High

“Schools Are Not Businesses; They Are Bedrock Institutions Of A Democratic Republic, They Are A Source For Equity, Excellence, and Opportunity For All Children Who Enter Their Portals”

Behind The Choice of… “The Six”…

Why Every Responsible Parent Needs To Seriously Begin Considering Opting Out This Spring

Markell Is “Ridin’ On The City Of New Orleans” (School System That Is)

How Common Core Is Exact Opposite of Special Education

Compliance With And Implementation Of The CCSS Is Now The Central Focus Of States, Districts, Schools, Publishers, And Professional Developers Across The Country.

Moral Quandary? When All Legal Options Are Closed To You, Must One Explore Illegal Ones?..

I’ve Been Out-Done….

Graduation Rates: A New Interactive Map

Where Is That Darned Bus???

Clearing Up Delaware Education’s Controversy On Low Income

Calling On All Parents To Contact Their School Boards And Superintendents To Demand They Stop The Charter Takeover Of The Six Priority Schools

If Common Core Is So Horrible, Why Aren’t Teachers Speaking Out?

Doesn’t Every Parent Today Feel Like This?

Exactly How Common Core Destroys The Math Ability Of Future Americans

DOE: “Known To Make Errors In The Past!”

Approaching The Winter Of OUR Discontent

FOIA and the Opt Out Process

Reminding YOU: The Expectations of the Smarter Balanced Assessment

This Post Brought to You by Bill & Melinda Gates

Poking Holes In Charters; A Damning Report

Common Core Bites A Democrat’s Ass

Jack Markell As The Bad Boyfriend


The Puzzling “NO SHOW” of Mr. Murphy

Delaware Versus Pennsylvania; Who Is Right And Who Is Wrong

Delaware: First To Sign The Constitution, Last To Follow It!

What Kind Of Government Bars It’s People’s Representatives From Important Meetings?

Common Core Math Problem For Markell, Murphy, and Duncun

Fergusonianing Wilmington’s Little Black Children

Even More Reasons For Opting Out Of The Smarter Balanced Assessments

Proof That A Stopped Clock Is Right Two Times A Day

News Journal Now No Longer A Newspaper But Junk Mail Advertising Like One Gets In Their Mailbox

Differences Between Delaware And The Massachusetts Miracle

2014 – 2015 Testing

Why We “Supposedly” Need Standard Assessments…

Markell To Force Warner, Stubbs, Highlands, Bancroft, Shortlidge, And Bayard Into Charter-Ship

The Whitewash of Mr. White

The Legal Theory Behind Opting Out

How Common Core Is Nothing More Than A Pretext For Moving Charters Into A New Neighborhood

The Best Thing You Could Possibly Do For Your Child….

Winning The War On Education

“That’s How I Know It’s About The Money”

Florida District Becomes First in Nation to Opt Out of State Testing

When You Wake Up This Morning…

What You Missed…..

Where Is The SUPPORT For Common Core

Opting Out… Illuminations While Scouring Title 14

“Borrowed Wisdom…”

Civil Disobedience And Your Right To Opt Your Child Out Of The Smarter Balanced Assessments

School Begins…. And So Does A Parent’s Formal Trial With Common Core…

It’s The Common Core, Stupid

And…. The Majority Is Now Brown

Awesome HandOut For Door-To-Door and Anti-Common Core Tables at School Open Houses

Breaking! New Research Disproves Common Core’s Purported Effect In Math

Mainstream Polls Go After Common Core

What YOU Can Do To Protect YOUR Children From Common Core

New Survey Shows Support For Common Core Is Fading

31st District Dover Democrats! Do Not Vote For Sean Lynn This September Primary!

What Delaware Needs Is To Bust Up Greg Lavelle’s “Math” Lab

The “REAL” Common Core That Is Coming To Your Classrooms This Year….

An Amazing Comparison Between Two Delaware Charters

Fight Poverty; Win The Battle Of Education

“Delaware Is One Of Five With Extended Waivers” Says US Dept. of Ed

More On Delaware’s Lawsuit Against Common Core

What We Need Is A Lawsuit Against Common Core Asking For An Injunction Against The Smarter Balanced Assessment

Accountability Applied To Delaware’s “Educational Governor”

Make Us Like South Korea? Uh, No Thank You. I’ll Opt Out!

Why YOU Need To OPT Out Of The Smarter Balanced Assessment Tests THIS YEAR!

So What In The Heck Is Wrong With Common Core?

The Very Idea Of “Rigor” Takes A Hit

How Well Do You Know Delaware’s Average Student?

Rodel: Results Are Bad So Let’s Spin; See If Anyone Notices

Ira Shor: Why You Should Opt Out Your Children from State Testing

Stupid, Stupid, Stupid Quote In News Journal On Education…..

Since When Do Cheerleaders Try To Take The Field

Common Core Is Completely $%#&*^%$# Destroying Delaware’s Education


The Grendel of Education

AFT Got It Goin’ Down In LA

All About Common Core, Charters, and Public Education

Worm Turns… NEA Back Around To Fighting For “Good”

This Is Odd

Governor Markell Defends The Use Of The Old DCAS Which Dave Sokola’s Bill Just Replaced With The Fuddy Smarter Balanced Assessment Returning Us Back To The What Markell Complains Happened Before DCAS

One child’s rigor is another child’s mental breakdown

Why Did The Vote Change?

Breaking! DOE Just Saw The Post Below And Is Now Including Guitar Playing In The Mandatory Curriculum

Wow, Look! You Really Can Force Children To Learn Through Rigor

A Letter For Those Who Still Don’t Get It; Common Core Is A Bore

Unleashed Upon Our Children

An Interesting 63 Minutes

As Always, Beware Of Federal Educational Figures

Learning About the Disabilities in Education Act

Consider The Message

Does Delaware Have A New Secretary of Education Yet?

New Branches In Education Reform Give Hope

Death Comes to Blogging

Teacher Tenure Court Decision Based Off Erroneous Data

Now DC Is Suspending Use Of Test Scores To Fire Teachers

Big Lesson for Delaware’s Bellatrix Lestrange

Does Delaware Even Have A Democracy???

Delaware collectively groans as House Bill 334 passes to allow Smarter Balanced Testing to take over

Critical Email Your Legislators About 334

Don’t Be Fooled By Common Core; It’$ All About The Money

Delaware: Going The Way Of Philadelphia

Teachers And Parents! You Are Off! It’s Time Now To Call (Email)!

Breaking …. Less Than 20% of Students Are Showing Up For Class Today

Stupidest Idea Yet — Greg Lavelle

SB229 Way To Go Nicole!


Oklahoma Miracle: Common Core Officially Repealed

Micro Charters? Let’s Review!

Delaware Teachers Work Harder, Longer, and More Often

Washington Post BASHES Education Reformers and Dumb Ole Delaware Legislators Go Yup Yup Yo, Yup Yup Yo, We Notice Nothing, Yup, Yup Yo

What Happened On Tennessee’s Test And What Will Happen In Delaware

The Horrible Debacle That Common Core Has Wrought Tennessee

Confessions of an Assessment Field-Tester

Education Reformers Proven Wrong Again

Joseph Stalin Makes A Ghostly Appearance At The Christina Emergency School Board Meeting

We Told You So; Student Data Is Not Protected

Christina Brew Ha Ha Takes Time Out For Coffee

Private Schools Fail When Held Up To A Public School’s Standard

Education: The New Line For Patriotism…

Time For Passivity Is Over. Demand How Any Educational Organization Can Support Common Core

Calling On Christina To Ban The Delaware PTA From Soliciting On School Property

All Parents!!! Demand Your Money Back From The PTA

Tennessee Teacher Has 12 Students On The Cut Line, All With Same Numerical Score. 5 Pass, 7 Don’t; No One Can Tell Them Why!

Distraction #1 Killed; Que Up # 2…

Charter Schools Kill 2 Children in Philadelphia

Smarter Balanced Assessment Feedback

Who Says Value Added Method Is Working?

The real effects of HB165 and SB51. Cartoon by the awesome @RobTornoe


Complicated Rebuttal to DelExcel’s Blog Post and John’s Comment There

How Can You Educate The Child Of A Single Mother Who’s Just Had His Brother Blown Away?

New Study; A Teacher Who Is Fired May Generate More Social Value Than One Who Is Retained!

(Elections Are Done So Onward): Oh No! There Is Bias, Bias In Classroom Observations

School Board Election Results May 13 2013

But Why Do I HAVE To Vote In Today (Tuesday May 13th’s) School Board Elections?

Two Trailer Park Girls, Going Round The Outside, Going Round The Outside….

29% of States Dropped Out of Smarter Balanced Assessments Because It’s That Bad

Senator LaValle Renews Push For “Truth In Testing” Legislation

Delaware Needs An Independent Panel To Hold Hearings With The Public and Investigate Common Core!

’’Duncun’s Flip Makes Markell Into A Liar; Morphs John Young Into A Prophet

“According To Professor Of Theory Of Knowledge Leon Trotsky, Privacy Is The Most Fundamental Report Of Humankind. Radiation On Advocates To An Orator Transmits Gamma Rays Of Parsimony To Implode.

This Is Stalinism, This Is Leninism, This is Castroism, This is Markellism, This is Loweryism, What The Hell Is Happening To Our Educational Departments Across The USA? They Have All Gone Mad! Beserk!

Independent Audit Discovers $100 Million In Charter School Fraud

Charlie Copeland’s Academy of Public Safety and Security Is Not So Safe And Secure

Forcing Common Core Upon First Graders

How To Hide Student’s Data In Plain Sight

How To Tell When A Reformer Is Lying……

Ha, Ha, Ha, A Good One, Diane……

And Then There Were Three……

What Kind Of Attorney General Would Block Legislation To Have All School Boards Recorded For Freedom Of Information?

“As You Grow Up In This World, You Realize People Really Don’t Give A Fu

Graduation Rates Soar, No Thanks To Common Core

He Da’ Ho

Oddly Parallel?

Great Comment Rescue : Markell Busted

When To Make An Upgrade

Are Standardized Tests Truly The Best Way To Measure Perfomance

Breaking: Local Smarter Balanced Assessments Plagued With Computer Breakdowns

Yeah, What We’ve Been Saying….

inBloom Pulls It’s Own Plug

Come Into My Lair, Said the Rapist To It’s Prey

What Did Tennessee, Boys? What Did Tennessee?

How Much Did Race To The Top (RTTT) Spend?

Waking Up To The Charter School Threat

Every Day This Week The Date Is The Same Forwards As Backwards

Ernie Diana$ta$i$

Even STEM Wants To Distance Itself From Common Core

Need Help With This Smarter Balanced Question!

Common Core Versus Obamacare

If April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, Why Are We Now Taking The Smart Balanced Assessments?

What? The SBA Test Is Being Administered Now? In the Middle Of DCAS?

Litmus Test for Education

New Gallup Study Supports kavipsian Direction On Education

Arne Duncun Came and Went, Only Thing Changed: The Truth Got Bent

Cost of Putting in A Single Charter in Wilmington

Sweeney Trips Over Gigantic Bag Of White Powder

That Answer Markell Is Looking For

Proper Rebuttal To Michelle Rhee

It’s Not What You Know; It Is WHO You Know

How To Handle Charter Schools

Smart Balanced Field Testing Approaches The New Equivalent of Blowing Smoke

THAT Man Who Said All These, Is Coming To Delaware

Charter Schools Get Put Into Their Corner

Everyone Is Talking About This Statement Because…… It’s Just So Dumb…..

Official: Tennessee Will Postpone Common Core 2 years and PARCC For 3; So Why Not Here?

Wanted To Take Advantage Of A Slow Day And Talk About Education

Common Core: Even Hollywood Predicted America’s Greatest Disaster

The Whole Purpose of Common Core Was To Mine Your Child’s Data

Breaking: Delaware Superintendents Request One Year Delay

First Black President Skewers Afro-Americans In Public Schools

Oklahoma Senate Committee Votes To Leave Common Core

Indiana Just Jumped Ship; Bails Out On Common Core

And Now, Billions Are Being Pumped Into Public Education

Common Core is One Messed Up Piece Of Work

Principal Outlaws Teaching Of Holocaust Because of Common Core

Introducing Charter School Financing; A New Formula

Be It Hereby Resolved That Charters Are No Longer Supported By Per-Pupil Funding

Estimated Costs of Implementation of Charter School Inclusive Funding

Cleaned Up Code….

A Few Thoughts On Red Clay Inclusion

Delaware Governor States That 95% of Teachers Are Solidly Behind Common Core

Breaking News: Most Teachers Individually Have More Experience Than The Entire Department of Delaware’s Department of Education Combined.

The Way Back

Tennessee Puts a Hold On Both Common Core And PAARC Testing

Black and Latino Students Are Substantially More Segregated Today Than They Were A Generation Ago.

How Low Will You Go?

There Needs To Be A Class….

Facts About Opting Out of Common Core Testing

Common Core: Why Money Trumps Evidence

Tennessee Educational Association (Their DSEA) Files Lawsuit Against Value Added Assessment

How Indiana Is Dismantling Common Core; How Delaware Should Begin To Follow

Is Dumbing Down The SAT To Bail Out A Floundering Common Core Really In America’s Best Interest?

If You Found A Wallet With Money In it, Would You Keep It?

Guess Who Will Be Grading Your Child’s SBA Test?

Should Parents Have Any Control Over Their Child’s Education.

Delaware’s VoTechs ROCK; New DOE Dropout Report Finds

Delaware’s Charter Schools FAIL; New DOE Dropout Report Finds

R U Gonna TELL; Or M I Gonna TELL

Quiet, Quiet, Hush It Down, Please! John Sweeney is Stirring, About To Soon Wheeze….

School Choice Is Not About Parents Choosing Good Schools; It’s About Schools Choosing Good Students.

Privatization Is Inherently Unequal

“In Tennessee They Love The Guv’nor…..” Not!

Merit Pay Is Sham To Destroy The Teaching Profession

Ha! This Should Finally Bring Delaware Liberal Into The Fold….

The Lie That Our Schools Are Failing

If Common Core And Its Tests Are Inseperable, Common Core Has Got To Go

Cost of New Charters…

If Passing This Meant You Could Graduate, Would You Graduate?

Darryl Scott (R-Trash) Hates Teachers and Kids….

Florida’s Proposed Common Core Revisions

What The Bottom Half Can Teach Us


Does This REALLY Qualify as Child Abuse? C’mon!

New York Times Reports Common Core Is In Trouble

What Is Good Education and How Can We Pay For It?

The Great Big Hidden Lie Behind Charter Schools…

Markellian Myths About Common Core


What Would Happen If Every Teacher Quit?

Answer Me This….

Common Core Is Full Of Shoddy Workmanship

Selling Dogma For Common Core

Rebutting The Delaware Chamber Of Congress

Brandywine’s Superintendent To Be The Next Mark Murphy

22/24 Maryland Superintendents Take Christina School Board’s Side, and Not Jack Markell’s or Mark Murphy’s

Send Your Child’s Homework To Your State Representative and Senator

Delaware Charter Schools Falling Apart Before Our Eyes

Discovered Discrepencies In Early Childhood Educational Programs

Like Christina, The State of Georgia Forfeits RTTT Money Over Idiocy of Merit Pay

That Oft Repeated ‘College and Career Ready’ Lie

Our Own Christina School District Headlines “Education Week”

kavips’ Periodic Chart of Poverty

Poverty Is Killing Education

Teaching Is An Art, Not A Science…

New Study Undercuts Primary Principle Out From Underneath Common Core

Moody’s Declares Charter Schools Are The Death of Urban Districts

Charter Schools: They Stab It With Their Steely Knives, But They Just Can’t Kill The Beast

Brinkmanship and School Closings

Markell Wants Rock Stars For Teachers

Why “College And Career Ready” Is Bunk

Markell and Murphy Reward The Rich; Take Away From The Poor

Good News For Us; Bad News For JYAKWRAL

Delaware Follows Lowery; Drops Common Core Moniker For JYAKWRAL

Attention Pastors Everywhere: Common Core Is Evil

Reminder: Charter Schools Ruin High Poverty Districts

Learning From The Test As Opposed to Teaching To The Test.

The Folly Of Passing Any Common Core Legislation This Session

And Another Problem With Common Core

Delaware Not The Only State With Extra RTTT Money To Spend

A Most Ridiculous Attempt At Journalism

If Common Core Is So Great, Why are 22/45 State Legislatures and State School Boards Overriding Their Governors?

Common Core: It Was Always About The Money….

2014 New Year; New Direction

Damning Video Against Common Core

Merry Christmas Teachers!!

Huge Disconnect, Make That A… Gigantic Disconnect!!

We Ask Mark Murphy Chief For Change How If Common Core Fails 2/3 Of Students As In New York, And We Don’t Test Till 2015, What Happens To All Those Students Who Got Taught Common Crap In The Interim: His Answer:

A Responsible News Station In A Responsible State: On Pulling Kids Out of School To Teach Math At Home

Points On Which I Agree With Frederika Jenner

Teaching Children By Common Core Methods…

Your Kid’s Education For Hire

Yeah! What She Said!

Hawaii Praised As A Common Core Success

WE (Delaware Students) Need School Districts To Hold The Line On Class Size

The Suck-A$$ Line That Frederika Jenner Swallowed

Fallacy Behind The Whole Push For Common Core….

Why You Can’t Believe Any Poll In Support Of Common Core!

Delaware’s Kicks Student’s Of Low-Income, Further Down A Rung

First Delaware; Now Indiana: Charter Schools Scores Lag Far Behind Public School’s Scores

Imagine Delaware?

And At The News Journal, The Wheel Gets Turned….

Errors in Algebra Textbooks Cause Teachers To Get The Blame

Common Core: Points Of Controversy

What We’ve Been Saying All Along

If Common Core Was Around In the 20th Century, None Of This Could Ever Happen

Common Core Is Bad; What’s Good? Education In Japan

Common Core Movie: Building the Machine (trailer)

It’s Impossible To Believe Arne Duncun Any More

The New PISA Scores Are Out And Very Troubling For Common Core

Putting Education In Perspective

In One Sentence, Kilroy Sums Up What Is Wrong With Education

The Flaw Embedded In The Standardized Testing Algorithm

The Ying and Yang of Common Core (Haiku)

If Music Develops A Child’s Brain, and Common Core Dismisses Music Entirely, How Does Common Core Make Children Smarter

UpComing War Against Teachers

Breaking: Massachusetts Just Cut Loose From Common Core…

DE Sec of Ed Murphy Flops At NCC Combined School Boards Meeting

Common Core “IS” Unconstitutional

Proponents of Common Core, Now Scrubbing Data

Facts IN: Common Core Does Not Seem To Be Working

What On Earth Is An “Expectation Gap”

Common Core Tidbits: New Things To Ponder….?

Common Core Broken Down…

kavips Plan To Eliminate Achievement Gap

The American Bible Against Common Core….

How Documentation For Common Core Stacks Up

kavips speaks: Now Cue McKinsey & Co. . 5,4,3,2,1…..

Red Clay Stands Up…

Join Us To Remove Arne Duncun As Secretary of Education

Attention Parents….. of School Aged Children….

One Image Says It All

Crunching The Data

Charter School FAIL

New York Moms Make Delaware’s Look Like A Bunch Of Pussies

Like Christopher Wheeler, Common Core May Look Allright On The Outside

Copy, Paste, and Email

News Journal Supports The Firing Of Teachers Who Have Been Rated As Effective While Turning A Blind Eye To The Scores THIS DOE Has Wrought Which Were Rated Ineffective

How Delaware Charter Schools Wean Out Blacks And The Poor

Someone Help Me Out…

Education Versus Poverty

So Who Says Our Education Is So Bad?

Delaware And The Nation’s Report Card

Who Puts All Their Eggs In One Basket?

Teach … Your Children Well….. Then You Can Tell…..

Boycott ExxonMobil, Chevron gas, Hostess cakes, Coca-Cola, Wells Fargo and FedEx,

Common Core Just Gets More Insane As We Go Forward…

How Many Tests Do We Need?

Is Rand Paul Talking About “Dueling” As In Dueling Banjos? He’s From Kentucky, You Know?

The Four Pillars Of Common Core

What You Must Know About Common Core

Mark Your Calendars…. November 4t

What Common Core Does Is Reward Those Who Can Pick The Right Box On A Test; What The Future Requires And What We Should Be Teaching, Is How To Think Out Of The Box. Not Lock Ourselves in The Box

Diagnosis: Schizophrenia At Delaware’s Department of Education

New Venue’s Of Funding Are How Delaware Can Close The Achievement Gap

Fixing Component 5

Common Core = Dumbing Down Of American Education

Despite Government’s Blah, Blah, Blah, Teachers Are Not Following Through With Common Core

Value Added Teacher’s Assessments Are Not Working….

Paraphrased From A Kansas’s Judgment Against Reformers

How A Union Is Supposed To Act…..

Time To Pull And Re-Do SB 51

Why Is It Always The “Teacher’s Fault”

Where Is Fredericka Jenner?

Did Standard Test Scores Just Get Debunked As An Effective Teachers Evaluative Tool Right Before Our Eyes?

How To Answer the Charter School’s Argument of Choice…..

Too Much Information….

DSEA Teachers? Does This Sound Like You?

Lack Of Educational Privacy, Damages Your Kid For Life

Common Core Standards Are??? State Led?

Why Does Everything In Common Core Sound Like It Came From A Communist Chinese Propaganda Machine?

Applying Business Practices To Education: The Right Way

Well Read, Informed, and Cutting Edge School District Decides To Remove Itself From RTTT Restrictions.

Important Message For Delaware’s HB 90 Panel: Kim and Nicole? You Listening?

Common Core Dumbs Down; STEM Raises Children Up

Opt Out… The Movement is Growing…

Is The Right Wing Really That Looney To Think Student’s Data Is Being Collected Into A Giant Data Bank?

Dissecting Markell’s Education Speech At Education Nation

We Do Know Now What Doesn’t Work In School Reform

How Can This Common Core Curriculum Be Good For Our Kids?

Using The Constitution To “Civilly Disobediently” OPT Out Of Common Core

Example of Common Core In Action

Common Core Is Crumbling At The Top…..

What Exactly Is “School Reform?”

Who Benefits When Charter Schools Are Formed?

Brief Reminder Why Charter Schools Are All Breaking Bad

On Common Core: Opt Out

84% of School Supertendents Tell Gallup That Value Added Model’s of Student Achievement Are Not Very Effective

Why YOU Can Not Trust American Media To Give You Any Truth….

CEO’s Scramble To Save Arne Duncun’s Ass

Attention General Assembly: We Can Do This

Core Meltdown In CCSS (Common Core State Standards)

Hubba, Hubba, Hubba….

30 Seconds Over Tokyo

If A Child Struggles To Clear The High Bar At Five Feet, She Will Not Become A “World Class” Jumper Because Someone Raised The Bar To Six Feet And Yelled “Jump Higher,” Or If Her “ Poor ” Performance Is Used To Punish Her Coach!.

New Educational Ruling Could Spark Big Changes In Testing

Big, Giant, Educational, Turning Point Opportunity Meeting This Thursday!

Common Core: Someone Poisoned The Waterhole

Smoking Gun! Common Core Dumbs Kid’s Minds

I Pledge Allegiance, To The Best Education Possible

Misallocation of Facts

The Art Of Making Our Education Look Worse Than It Really Is

Learning About the Quality of Education Through Violent Rape

All Parents Tune In Tonight To Mark Murphy Speaks….

Task Force HB 90

Heartbreak Friday

Ahem… 26% Is Not An Overwhelming Majority

So, You Support Common Core? Then Tell Me What THIS Means…

Firing Jack Markell and Mark Murphy For Last Years Drop In Test Scores

Making Sure This Does NOT Get Missed!

It Will Be Up To The Parents To Fight For Their Children

Indiana’s Educational Accountability System Destroy’s Credibility Of All Educational Accountability Systems Report Says

Expect HUGE, HUGE Drop In Test Scores Next Year

When It Comes To Education, News Journal Totally Fails The Delaware Public

If We’re Finally Telling The Truth About Climate Change; Why Aren’t We Accurately Reporting The Failures Of Common Core And RTTT?

Funding Necessary Services

Highlights or Talking Points

Just For Fun

Too Much Testing….

Mark Murphy Signals A Turn Away From Common Core

Virtual Learning Is….. Not Real

Your DOE… What No One Else Will Tell You….

PA Charter Magnate Indicted By Feds

Charter School Law May Be Declared Unconstitutional

It Is One Thing To Fire A Teacher Over A Standardized Test. It Is A Completely Different Thing To Make Her Never Teach Again!

Charter’s Are A Sham I Tell You!

Propaganda 101

Republicans and Charlie Copeland Responsible for Demise of Delaware’s Education

What? Poverty Impacts Educations? Who’d Of Ever Thunk!

A Significant Negative Percentage

Was Delaware’s DSEA Head… “Bought Off”?

Sweeney The Apologist

Markell & Murphy Are Wrong; John Young Is Right 🙂 Test Scores Are Meaningless!

Cooking The Books; Arguments To Watch Out For

How To Cheat On Standardized Tests

The Top Of Mr. Sweeney’s Head Sinks Slowly Disappearing Over The Horizon

Common Core? WTF? NYC Scores show 74% Failed English; 70% Failed Math

Trickling In Of Common Core Scores….

Spew To Spew Inside The Big Apple Because Of Common Education’s Rotten Core

The Achievement Gap Ignored By RTTT and Common Core Testing

Educational Charts You Need To See

Will Florida Torpedeo Common Core And Cause the Necessary Implosion?

But There Is A Catch….

Common Core: Is It Really Living Up To It’s Hype?

Kilroy Hits Cow Dung Out Of Park

Smart Balance Comes Under Critical Review

Anomaly in Delaware’s Test Scores

Poverty’s Influence on Delaware’s Education And Those Schools and Districts That Overcome It

Goals… How Far We’ve Come… How Far We’ve Got To Go

The Entire Educational Profession’s Open Letter to Mark Murphy and Governor Jack Markell

The Real Question Is Not Whether You Know This; The Real Question Is “Why” You Don’t Know This!

Quirks Of Using Test Scores To Evaluate Teachers

Is National Corporate Eductional Reform Petering Out?

Let’s Talk About Getting Rich Off Charter Schools…

TELL SURVEY: Results Successful?

Common Core: The Problems

Common Core: The Ideals

Why We NEED Local Control Over Our Local Schools

Oh, Geez! How Hard Can Common Core Possibly Be?

OH GREAT! Now We’re Back To The Sliding Grade Controversy….

Townsend’s 147 and 148 Pass House

Time To Unplug “Teach For America”

That NCTQ Report

Oh Brave New World That Has Such People In It…

Some Serious Concerns About New Charter Schools Entering Delaware (HB 165)

Educational Bond Bill Snippets….

Metaphorical Questions?

Arguing in the Water Closet….

HB 165 Charter Schools Appropriation Bill Back on The Docket This Tuesday!

Who Is Selliing Out The DSEA?

From Nothing To Now….


Shaken, Nor Stirred

Greasing The Wheels For The Private Takeover of Public Schools

Time to Call… This Is It

Call Your Senator Today

Bill Watch: HB 165

Breaking HB 165 Passes Senate Committee, Just Barely

Free Building-Funds For Charters: The Other Side Of The Story

Overwhelming Evidence Compounds Daily; Charters Don’t Improve Education, Killing Poverty Does

FOIA To Mark Murphy/ Delaware Department Of Education

Problems With The Methodology Behind SB 51, Which Is Passed Already

Build a Charter: Get A Green Card

It’s About Investment; Not Children

How To Invest In A Charter School

Letter To The Editor

Why HB 165 Is The Exact Same As Welfare

Discretionary/ Competitive Grants SB 27

Top Schools In The USA

The Fix Is IN

I Have A Dream….

And Then There Were Nine….

What We Learned

Backlash… Comment Rescue from Del Liberal on HB 165

How To Vote On Amendments HB 165


Would I Lie To You.., ?

Why Would The Head Officer, The President Of The Delaware Chief School Officers Be Against A Bill That Was Supposed To Be So Great For Education?

Addendum: What Else HB 165′s Fiscal Note Exposes

Smoking Gun: Fiscal Note Attached to HB 165

Public Schools Rule; Charter Schools Drool…

Ha, Ha! Get A Load Of “OUR” Talking Points, Suckers!

Why, If You’ve Never Done It Before, You Need To Contact Your State Legislators Now

They Broke The Law!!!!!

Rodel: Going Upstream Fast In the Eddy

HB 165 Is Not Needed At All: Look At Pike Creek Charter’s Application

So What Happens If HB165 Doesn’t Make It?

This Jacques Not At Home Under Water…

HB 165: Rush, Rush, Rush. 21 Days! 21Days

Fixing HB 165 and Delaware’s Charter Schools (Riding Dirty)

For The Record…

Pros And Cons of Standardized Testing

Charter School Data In Excel

Teach For America

Colonial Passes Referendum; Wrong People’s Taxes Now Go Up

Charter School Track Record

Questions That Need Asked At Wednesday’s Hearing ON HB 165

Take $2.3 Million From Christina And Give It To Charter Schools

Talking Turkey….

Comment Rescue: How Charter’s Corrupt The Process

Amendments to HB 165

25% Of Teachers Quit!

If You Shoot Pool With Some Employee Here….

How We Got Into This Mess

Steve Newton Rescue.

Final Testing Scores Are Not Real; They Are Made Up, Seriously.

Dishonest Use Of Labels By So Called Educational Reformers

S.B.51 Will Be An Unmitigated Disaster!!!

Slamming The News Journal, Again

Time To Pivot

Important Message For The JFC

Calling Out A Lie….

Delaware’s DOE Saves Point Three Million

Nashville Charters Expulse Bad Students Just Before Testing

Why Delaware’s Scores Will Go Down

Common Core Math Standards Bogus

Want To Improve Math? Reprint Textbooks From The Thirties

Are You Smarter Than A Fourth Grader?

What? We’ve Been Schmoozled? DC Didn’t Happen?

The Lie Behind Educational Reform

So… We Are Rating the University of Delaware By Common Core

Inside The SB51 Delibrations……

Testing, Testing, One, Two, Three

Exposing Common Core To The Public

They’re Trying To Trick You.

RTTT And The Board Of Education

It’s Over… SB51 Squeaks By 37-2 (2 Abstentions)

Potter’s Amendment Defeated. 33-7

Potter’s Field and SB51.

Alas, Delaware’s Parents Just Got Screwed

Paul Baumbach Comes Through For Delaware Parents

Is SB51 The Kinder Morgan Of Education?

SB51 The Bad Dream

Afternoon Reminder: Go Vote In School Elections!

Cherry Picking Is Great If You Love Cherries

Driving In The Wedge

News Journal Tooting Tootle’s Tooties?

Sermon On The Mount

98% Of Us Were Geniuses Once…..When We Were 5 Years Old

Why We Should All Be Against Raising Teacher’s Standards

Rebuttal To News Journal Piece Promoting Charters

Student Loans: Next Financial Crash?

Uncle Tom Talks To News Journal

How Our Government Is Failing Our Students

Pandora Versus School Board

Testing Children Till They Cry!

We Got Copies Of The Test!!!!

For My Friends At Delaware Liberal: To Bring Them Up To Speed On the Educational Crises

SB 51 The Cuts and Stitches…..

Shattered From the Core, Common Core That Is…..

China’s Role In Fostering America’s Educational Crises

Has The News Journal Awakened Yet?

The Giant Hole In Rodel’s “New” Plan

Juxtapositions Create Angst In Delaware’s Department of Education

Children! Sit Down! Time For Today’s Quiz!

What Happens When A Silly Test Is More Important Than Your Child!

New Reforms Deliver Few Benefits And In Some Cases Harm The Students

Tear It Down From The Top

Erase To The Top

Last DOE Conference

Sweeney Smokes Crack A Second Time In Blindly Following Corporate Education’s Assessments

On Charter Schools: I Agree With These Guys

Is Our Entire Educational System Being Based Off Cheating?

Brew Ha Ha At Christina School District…..

Where the (Jea) Streets Have No Name

Delaware’s “Broad” View of Education….

Teaching To The Test

Hmmm. The Fix For Delaware’s Education.

“Hi, I’m jea street, And I Approve This Message”

Why Grading Schools To Test Scores Is Bogus

Who’s Done Vouchers? Wisconsin Has Done Vouchers!

What The News Journal Gets Wrong When It Deals With Education In Delaware

Everybody’s Shufflin’…..

More On Philly School Closings….

Refusal To Surrender and the Non-Abdication of Responsibility

Mr. Principal’s Amorphous Catch-22

How Charters Close Public Schools

DCAS is rotten to the (Common) Core

“The Promise Of ‘Common Core’ Is Dying”

Delaware TELL Survey Closed!

Delaware’s Education: Because It Is Important

There Is A Good Reason Our Children Are Failing In Schools.

Why We Were Led Astray On Education

Teacher Evaluation Quirks

Teachers: Go On Record

Pencader Wastes $1,282,188 of Delaware’s Money.

Because Caesar Rodney Is Always Wrong

How Well Did Common Core Work In The USSR?

Uncommon Dismay For A Common Core

News Journal SLAMS Caesar Rodney Institute of Education

Thoughts On The Teacher/Corporate Divide

Who Dares Fire Minerva McGonagall

About The Teacher’s Survey

How Common Core is Depressing America’s Intellect! NOT Making It Brighter!

As If Business Leaders Wrote The Standards For Surgeons……

Caesar Rodney Again Pushes Their Narrow Profitable (for them) Agenda

In Order To Form A Better Consistent Partnership In Education

The Travesty Of Teaching To The Test

School Vouchers and Hurricane Sandy

Tennessee Lays Out Their Educational Agenda

Moritorium On Too Much Testing

One Person’s Personal Mistake Sets Back Delaware Education for One Full Year

Parents, Administrators, and Politicians….

Common Core Is A Bore

The Corporatization of Little Kids

$10,000 Bonuses

Compensation Versus Teaching

As I went back and compiled this, I realized that I only got into this fight over merit compensation.  I bet those pushing reform wish they never picked that battle…  It alone caused me to delve into Education and everything else you see above, is the result…..