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Old 10-16-2014, 08:32 PM
 
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I am a transplant to the area, but I am trying to understand the issue with the school system in New Castle County. From the various sources I have spoken to, here is what I have gather. Tell me if I am accurate or not.

At one time there was Wilmington High school, which was the feeder school for all the poor minorities in the inner city.

Then someone cried raciest, and as a result, Wilmington High was shut down, and all the kids from the Wilmington ghettos were bused into Newark.

The Christina school district, which services mainly the Newark area, became the responsibility of the poorest section in Wilmington. While there are still some underprivileged areas zoned to Red Clay (sections of Elsmere) and Brandywine (sections of Edgemoor), the poorest of the poor were shipped out-and still are- to Christina. As a result, Glasgow High took the burnt of the demographic shift, followed by Christiana High, and then Newark High.

As a result, many parents either withdrew their children from the Christina School district and put them in private schools, or moved to unafflicted areas such as a Middletown. Over time, Middletown transcended from a backwoods cow field to a Wilmington/Newark area bedroom community.

Also, you have charter schools popping up in the area at a rapid rate. These are private entities being bankrolled by taxpayer dollars. The charter schools in the area seem to be cash cows to the people business managers in charge, as they draw from people who are looking for free alternative school option.
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Old 10-17-2014, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Toms River NJ
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When we moved to Delaware in 2009 we were surprised with the number of Charter and Private schools in NCC. We were not familiar with Charter schools and had some concerns. Would our children be accepted by the Charter school...what were the requirements to be admitted, etc. Even in Middletown - with the award winning Appo schools there is a Charter school. MOT Charter just opened a high school and there is another Charter school in the works.
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Old 10-17-2014, 02:52 PM
 
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Yep, Charters seems to be big business in Delaware.
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Old 10-18-2014, 11:20 AM
 
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They're terrible, and it's why NCC has a huge number of students that go to private schools.
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Old 10-18-2014, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Sunny FLA
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They're terrible, and it's why NCC has a huge number of students that go to private schools.
Except for Brandywine and Appoquinimink as I've heard. Our kids did the Brandywine district years ago so I've been 'off the grid' for a while.
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