Reauthorization of ESEA has a few cuts for Delaware

Fed Funds May 2011 (2)Attached find a list sent to me of the Funds for State Formula-Allocated and Selected Student Aid Programs from USDOE. Check out Delaware as it appears we are looking at a 10% decrease in funding in the upcoming year.


About Gary M Wolfe

The Author spent 10 years as a member of the Milford Delaware Board Of Education, and is currently seeking the 18th Senatorial seat in the Delaware Legislature.
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1 Response to Reauthorization of ESEA has a few cuts for Delaware

  1. kilroysdelaware says:

    Duncan has renamed Title 1 to College- and Career-Ready Student. Most people to this date don’t know what Title 1 is and with the name change Obama will milk it as if it were a entirely new program.

    Look at Improving Teacher Quality State Grant -11,562,58 but a new program is being added in it’s place Effective Teachers and Leaders State Grant 10,406,32 a net loss of 1.15 million. A program for “teacher quality” now is for “teachers and leaders”. Assuming leaders are other than teachers in the long run there is less move to improve teacher quality and more for bloated administrators.

    It’s all a shell game and what needs to be done is get it over with and go with the Common Core Curriculum and a nationalized standardized test. THEN collapse all the various grants into one block grant and say, do what you need to do but meet the achievement objectives. The carrot on the stick is there and consequences for failing to meet the objectives would be a % pullback on the block grant. And make the objective based on “growth” . Collapsing ESEA into block grants would save millions in overhead administrative cost. We won’t need managers of each grant program or support staff at USDOE and state and local level. Local district won’t need to waste time and money on preparing the Consolidated Grant Application as the block grant could be formula driven based on poverty factor in combination with overall student count.

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