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.