Center For Education Excellence



(Pictured: Ron Russo, CRI Senior Fellow)

Center For Education Excellence

The Center for Education Excellence focuses on:
 
• raising awareness of and support for the CRI BOLD Education Reform Plan, especially among state legislators, educators, school board members, and the news media
 
• the introduction and promotion of legislation that would amend Title 14 of the Delaware Code to shift operational authority from the local school boards or education agencies to the individual schools themselves
 
• continuing to provide nonpartisan analysis of Delaware public school performance
 
Please contact Ron Russo, Senior Fellow with any inquiries!

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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10/26/2012   Here is a presentation given by Dr. Ladner at an education workshop in Wilmington earlier this month.
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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...

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Revised Presentation by Jim Hosley with statistics about the education system in Delaware and why performance is not improving despite the increase in education dollars being spent.
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Help CRI Advocate For Better Education in Delaware!   Come out to a special event to discuss the lack of progress Delaware had improving literacy and solutions other states have adopted to improve performance; solutions that include education scholarships and savings accounts. CRIs own Jim Ho...

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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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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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Attached is the PDF of Jim Hosleys presentation "Education Excellence, Equality, Opportunity", presented at the St. Polycarp Church in Smyrna on January 30, 2012.
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