Center For Education Excellence


Center For Education Excellence

Our aim is to promote and champion policies that effect:

- improved student performance

- improved student safety

- the accountability of students, schools, and districts for improved student outcomes

- productive conversations between generations of stakeholders who value the impact of education

The commitment of parents and all taxpayers to education is demonstrated by the number of people who vote in school board elections or referendums.   At tomorrows referendum in Appoquinimink and May 14 statewide  you have a chance to make a difference: "If it is to be, it is up ...

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It is clear that what started under No Child Left Behind (NCLB), when for the first time the federal government dictated the content of curriculum, is being fulfilled by Race to The Top (RTTT) through the Governors’ Association, special interest groups, foundations and short-term federal fundi...

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The updated version of ‘buying a pig in a poke’ is “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it”.   It’s happening again but this time in education; Common Core has not had a full debate in any elected body at any level of government or other publi...

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Abbott: “Didn’t you go to school?” Costello: “I went to school stupid, and I came out the same way!” A few years ago I had the opportunity to substitute teach in one of our area’s middle schools. The topic of the class was the deserts in the Middle East. &n...

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No other organization in Delaware does what we do at the Caesar Rodney Institute: provide in-depth, non-partisan analyses of public policy issues and advocate in Dover for better policies_OLD related to economics, the state budget, energy issues and education policy. Every day CRI makes a difference...

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In 1967 at the age of 20, I began my career as a teacher, working out of a one room classroom with a multi-aged class. In the past half century plus, I have taught regular education, remedial, gifted and special education, primary, intermediate middle and secondary students, private, parochial and p...

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Since the 1960’s the breadth and depth of the federal government involvement in education has increased while student outcomes have declined or remained flat.   The chart at the bottom of the page (click "Download Document Here") demonstrates the number of programs, the increa...

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A Nation Still At Risk Back on April 16th 2013, a letter to the New York Times caught my eye. It read: “The alarming conclusion of the 1983 report A Nation at Risk was ‘If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre    educational p...

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The couple waits at the back of the meeting room until the crowd thins out. The gentlemen steps forward, “Can I share a success story with you? Our son was not a great student but did okay. In high school he learned an electrical trade. One summer he worked for a company that had a lighting pr...

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