I remember when Secretary Murphy was appointed, I was Vice President of the Red Clay School Board. I was not at all confident that Secretary Lowery’s replacement was a right fit for Delaware and I know others felt the same way as I did. It is interesting to see what folks had to say about the former Secretary three years ago.
As a legislator, this is so frustrating, seeing how the positions were funded using vacant positions. How many vacant positions did the Department of Education have to use to fund these positions: 8, 10, 15, 24, 30 – no one knows.
Last spring, the Delaware Department of Education asked for $7.5 million to, among other things, continue funding 10 Race to the Top positions. The Joint Finance Committee was quite clear on the subject when we told DOE, “No.” We gave them $3.75 million as direct pass-through money to go to programs in schools and very […]