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

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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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Forty-two states have introduced legislation in 2011 to create or expand school voucher and scholarship tax credit programs, according to an analysis completed today by the American Federation for Children — the nations voice for school choice. If these bills pass, millions of children woul...

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In the 1960’s we were told that support of institutions of higher education and school districts will address inequality and literacy will improve for all. It didn’t.   By the 1980’s the threat to education from programs implemented over the previous two decades was so egre...

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Delaware Lt. Governor Matt Denn released a report recognizing the wide variance in administrative costs among school districts in the state. Dr. Tony Marchio, superintendent of the Appoquinimink school district, has labeled this data “misleading and deceptive” based upon a report from th...

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The most recently available data on Delaware public schools speaks for itself: parents want more choice.   Over the past eight years total enrollment in Delaware’s public schools is up 9% while enrollment in Delaware’s charter schools is up 228%. The fastest growth in charter sch...

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Delawares public schools may have health threatening levels of mold. Vendor contract data from Caesar Rodney’s Delaware Spends website makes it appear that the state may be stonewalling on the issue, possibly putting students, teachers and staff at risk. In 2002 an employee of Batta Enivron...

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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.
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