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U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a group of state schools superintendents Friday that he found it “fascinating” that some of the opposition to the Common Core State Standards has come from “white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were.” http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/11/16/arne-duncan-white-surburban-moms-upset-that-common-core-shows-their-kids-arent-brilliant/
I come to this work with three deeply held beliefs.Hard to believe the same man that uttered these eloquent, albeit inaccurate words, would later and very publicly, disparage mothers - mothers like your own.
First, that every child from every background absolutely can be successful. Rural, suburban, urban, gifted, special ed., ELL, poor, minority -- it simply doesn't matter. When we -- when we -- when we, as adults, do our job and we give them opportunities to succeed, all of children can be extraordinarily successful.
Secondly, maybe the flip of that, when we fail to properly educate children, we as educators, we perpetuate poverty and we perpetuate social failure. And that's not something that I want to be a part of.
And third, our children have one chance -- one chance at a quality education, so that we must work with an extraordinary sense of urgency. Simply put, we cannot wait because they cannot wait. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/19/AR2009011901116_5.html
It is with an incredibly heavy and sad heart that we pass on word that Scott passed away last night, after a brave 15-year battle with ALS. We are comforted by your messages; it inspires us to hear how Scott inspired you.
Thank you for reaching out and providing us the
opportunity to clarify this for you. The charter schools listed on the DSC website are only
the charters that are using the DSC services.
The SchoolChoiceDE.org website states: SchoolChoiceDE.org provides you with a central
location to submit a Choice application for
participating public School Districts and Charter
Schools in Delaware. SchoolChoiceDE.org allows you to
apply to the school of your choice, edit your existing
application(s) as needed and monitor the status of your application(s) throughout the Choice process. View School Choice Application for a comprehensive
list of participating School Districts and Charter Schools. This web site is not the State's website. The State's
website is http://www.doe.k12.de.us/infosuites/schools/choice.shtml Alison
Wheeler’s total compensation at Tower Hill was $360,876, according to the school’s latest IRS filing, for the 2012 tax year. That amount consists of base pay of $282,500, retirement benefits of $22,600 and other nontaxable benefits of $55,776. It was not clear Thursday whether Wheeler was still on the school’s payroll.
The Delaware Department of Justice and Wilmington Police Department are asking anyone who may have information to assist in locating Wheeler to contact Wilmington Police Detective Cecilia Ashe at (302) 576-3649.