When your school’s mission is to hoover up all the academic talent in a given county, you should come out on top, so congratulations…I guess. I mean, I don’t have anything against Wilmington Charter. I’m a parent and in every parent’s heart there is a large area of selfishness dedicated to doing the right thing for your kid, regardless. But don’t use Charter as an example of how “successful” charter schools are.
Charter School of Wilmington students drummed their feet on the gym bleachers Friday as school leaders brought out an easel covered with a cloth. When school President Samuel Paoli unveiled the plaque underneath, they erupted.
The plaque declared them National Blue Ribbon School, the most prestigious and coveted award the U.S. Department of Education gives.
“The reason we’re here is to honor your work and dedication to academic excellence,” Paoli told the students. “This is for the whole Charter School of Wilmington community.”