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24. More on the Delaware school stuff....From the Broad Report
"WILMINGTON, DELAWARE: A 2006 article states that

Broad "plans to virtually take over the Delaware school system in 2007, pending approval from that state's legislature." He backed the winning slate of candidates for the local board of education in 1999 and helped hire the new superintendent.

His energy was focused on the Christina School District. Their first Broad superintendent was installed in July 2003 ( see Joseph Wise under Jacksonville above). This is what he's doing now. In April 2006, Wise was succeeded by Lillian Lowery (BSA 2004) who served until May 2009. Lowery walked into her position and shortly discovered a huge district deficit. This is what she's doing now. Her replacement was Marcia Lyles (BSA 2006). This district is home to the incident with six-year old Zachary. His sentence was later reversed."

Remember Zachary and the zero tolerance rule?

Its a Fork, Its a Spoon, Its a ... Weapon?

"Zacharys offense? Taking a camping utensil that can serve as a knife, fork and spoon to school. He was so excited about recently joining the Cub Scouts that he wanted to use it at lunch. School officials concluded that he had violated their zero-tolerance policy on weapons, and Zachary was suspended and now faces 45 days in the districts reform school.

It just seems unfair, Zachary said, pausing as he practiced writing lower-case letters with his mother, who is home-schooling him while the family tries to overturn his punishment."

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  -Eli Broad: We dont know anything about how to teach or reading curriculum or any of that." madfloridian  Mar-11-10 10:59 PM   #0 
  - Why not? Since Reagan's time, we have  Grand Taurean   Mar-11-10 11:01 PM   #1 
  - Good point.  madfloridian   Mar-13-10 08:08 AM   #38 
  - These People Are No Friends Of Schoolchildren Or Education, Ma'am  The Magistrate   Mar-11-10 11:02 PM   #2 
  - Welcome back, sir!  csziggy   Mar-11-10 11:06 PM   #3 
  - Good to see you back.  madfloridian   Mar-11-10 11:12 PM   #6 
  - Thank You, Ma'am  The Magistrate   Mar-11-10 11:23 PM   #8 
     - Good to see you here, sir.  smoogatz   Mar-12-10 12:17 AM   #12 
        - Much Obliged, Sir  The Magistrate   Mar-12-10 12:22 AM   #13 
  - ah, great to see you sir! How are you?  tigereye   Mar-12-10 01:19 PM   #27 
  - People really need to wake up about this  ibegurpard   Mar-11-10 11:07 PM   #4 
  - Accountable to no one. Basically deregulated.  madfloridian   Mar-12-10 12:02 AM   #11 
  - K&R  EFerrari   Mar-11-10 11:08 PM   #5 
  - But they DO know how to project *profits* - Thar's $$$ in them thar schools!!!  Bozita   Mar-11-10 11:19 PM   #7 
  - Indeed, Sir  The Magistrate   Mar-11-10 11:32 PM   #10 
     - +1 for the commons  Mithreal   Mar-12-10 12:45 AM   #15 
  - k&r!  flyarm   Mar-11-10 11:31 PM   #9 
  - Some things just aren't made to be run like a business!  Dr.Phool   Mar-12-10 12:36 AM   #14 
  - +1 Or wars, that's a big one.  Mithreal   Mar-12-10 12:47 AM   #16 
     - Especially wars.  Dr.Phool   Mar-12-10 12:57 AM   #17 
        - It's such an obscenity, all the war-profiteering. Not much resistance from our fellow Dems either.  Mithreal   Mar-12-10 01:08 AM   #18 
  - Broad made his fortune building cheaply constructed tract houses. I  LibDemAlways   Mar-12-10 01:55 AM   #19 
  - That's true, I just learned that. Text from article:  madfloridian   Mar-12-10 11:07 AM   #23 
  - Oh, I'd say they have some ideas.  The Midway Rebel   Mar-12-10 02:16 AM   #20 
  - Truly frightening. The nerve of these people  lostnfound   Mar-12-10 05:48 AM   #21 
  - These people don't want a middle class.  Jakes Progress   Mar-12-10 06:25 AM   #22 
     - +1  Mithreal   Mar-12-10 01:14 PM   #25 
  - More on the Delaware school stuff....From the Broad Report  madfloridian   Mar-12-10 12:00 PM   #24 
  - creepy - it really irks me when the business types who have no educational  tigereye   Mar-12-10 01:18 PM   #26 
  - I agree. They are being handed this power over education...  madfloridian   Mar-12-10 02:48 PM   #28 
  - this happened long before this administration got here...  tigereye   Mar-12-10 04:19 PM   #30 
     - But this administration is bringing it to fruition under Arne.  madfloridian   Mar-12-10 04:22 PM   #31 
  - +1  Mithreal   Mar-12-10 03:25 PM   #29 
  - The goddamn MBA cult.  Odin2005   Mar-12-10 04:33 PM   #32 
  - The "educational community" has had decades to get it right  apples and oranges   Mar-12-10 04:35 PM   #33 
  - In what way? n/t  donco6   Mar-12-10 04:37 PM   #34 
  - You're right.  Starry Messenger   Mar-12-10 04:40 PM   #36 
  - Baloney.  madfloridian   Mar-12-10 05:06 PM   #37 
  - I didn't like what Bill Gates did but this is far worse  proud2BlibKansan   Mar-12-10 04:37 PM   #35 
  - To late to rec, sorry...  maryf   Mar-13-10 08:27 AM   #39 

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