For too long the system has told parents the education experience it provides their children will improve. Parents are patiently waiting. The government-provided education system is not providing the opportunity for students to acquire the knowledge, skills and behavior necessary to succeed in an i...Read More
There is no doubt performance is moving sideways not forward. There is no doubt the cost of education is moving upward. But, don’t worry because Delaware’s state coordinator for National Assessment of Educational Progress, Duncan G. Smith, commented after the recent rel...Read More
Education performance in Delaware is mediocre in a country – our United States of America – whose performance is less than mediocre when compared to other major countries. More than 50 years ago Dr. Milton Friedman, a true visionary committed to improving education, rightly foresaw a top...Read More
10/11/2012 Parents know when a school is failing their child, and they know if they do nothing the failure will have a negative impact on their child’s entire life. CRI has put a spotlight on Delaware’s lack of progress to improve performance and parents want to know w...Read More
Mr. Ebbs (not his real name) is a middle school English teacher and this year, like others, he and his students are frustrated. They have too few dictionaries and those they do have are at least twenty years old; pages are marked with obscene words or pictures and whole sections are missing. H...Read More
10/31/2012 Let’s be clear, Delaware was Number 1 in line for Race To The Top (RTTT) for money - not performance. A recent television commercial would have us believe Delaware is Number 1 in education. Delaware achieves a C+ and ranks about 22nd in the country. Pro...Read More
Next week is National School Choice Week, and in celebration CRI invites you to read the first of a new series of articles from Larry Koch on the relationship between Abraham Lincolns education approach and Delawares current education system. The Dysmorphic Man "In the life of man an...Read More
It may well be time to look to other sources of capital and program funds for public education. Margaret Thatcher once said, “No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he’d only had good intentions; he had money as well.” Some time ago the federal government ran out of ...Read More
On July 31, 2012, Dr. Matthew Ladner came to Delaware and discussed ways Delaware can improve its education system. The link below is a copy of his PowerPoint presentation.
Here is a presentation given by Dr. Ladner at an education workshop in Wilmington earlier this month.