If you missed the Education Forum Monday night at Newark High School, you missed a really good …show(?). It’s tense right now in education, more so than normal at this time of year and tensions overflowed Monday night. Answers were demanded. Evasive action was taken (by some). And the raw passion our educators have for our teaching showed last night as several times toward the end of the forum, audience members (students, teachers, parents alike) interrupted the prepared Q&A to ask their own questions.
Representative Paul Baumbach hosted what was more of an interview session than a forum with 5 education panelists: Greg Meece, Principal of Newark Charter, Dr. Susan Bunting, Secretary of Education, Senator David Sokola (D-SD8), Elizabeth Paige, Christina School District Board of Education President, and Richard “Super” Gregg, Christina’s new Superintendent of Schools.
Cassandra alerted me to this thing called Storify that can aggregate all your tweets on a given topic in one long timeline…story (clever name). So below is the collection of last nights live Tweet. (Thanks cassandra!)
Kevin Ohlandt also did a bang up summary over on Exceptional Delaware and he pulled some quotes I missed! Give his post a read too.
It’s important right now, with just 13 legislative days remaining for the General Assembly, that you get some face time with your Senator and Representative. The GA is in recess right now, so you can find them in your district. YOU NEED TO TALK TO THEM about this absurdity being touted as a “Budget”. It’s unacceptable.