So as the state readies to withhold US taxpayer dollars from children in Christina, they have this gem on the front page of their website:
Riddle me this TLEU "gurus", did you include the turnover you FORCED out in 2011 by marching out the teachers at Glasgow and Stubbs while threatening us with an 11MM dollar "penalty"? Yep, you did.
This is a fascinating study in tone deafness. On one hand, the Delaware Department of Education is bitching about low teacher retention at Delaware's HIGHEST-NEEDS schools. On the other hand, the Department is supporting programs like Teach for America in our high-needs schools, which SPECIFICALLY sees a high level of employee turnover because their contract is only for two years. Not to mention the Department which sees to it that many faculty are REASSIGNED from high-needs schools as part of their perverted "Partnership Zone" plans. Sorry, DoE. You can't have it both ways. You can't BITCH about poor employee retention at high-needs schools and then institute policies that specifically bring about POOR RETENTION AT HIGH-NEEDS SCHOOLS.