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.
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...Read More
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...Read More
Attached is the PDF of Jim Hosleys presentation "Education Excellence, Equality, Opportunity", presented at the St. Polycarp Church in Smyrna on January 30, 2012.
Every year the U.S. Department of Education produces a report card with the test performance of 4th and 8th grade students by state. The latest available test data is for 2009. What does it show for Delaware and what does it mean exactly? The tables below show the ranking across the states ...Read More
The Caesar Rodney Institute and other like-minded organizations and individuals have consistently called for the state to balance its budget via cuts in spending rather than tax hikes. Legislators debated their options and eventually decided upon a pseudo-compromise, cutting state workers pay by ...Read More
Every year, Delawares school districts face the task of improving school conditions, staying current with technology and meeting the high demands the public expects of public education. With these demands and voters insistence on efficiency, every dollar that is spent should stretch as far as poss...Read More
Last month voters approved two funding referendums to raise $6 million for the Indian River School District. The state will fund another $6 million. This is the way school districts usually raise funds. Every school and district must continuously build ways to higher achievement. That is not the que...Read More
Dear CRI Supporter: You told us more in depth information and analysis of Delaware’s education system is needed. We listened. I’m pleased to tell you that next week CRI will begin a series that discusses education cost, outcomes, alternatives, key influencers and stakeholders. You also t...Read More
This article was originally printed in the April 2015 edition of Delaware Today and at delawaretoday.com. Article reposted with permission. I attended UD’s annual Louis L. Redding Lecture on Civil Rights and Social Justice last month, interested to hear educator Geoffrey Canada. The f...Read More