Just re-define it.
First, take a look at the amazing drop in poverty seen in Delaware schools this year:
WOW!! DOUBLE WOW!! 22,967 Delaware children escaped poverty this year!!!
That's a 19.5% drop in low income children!!! Amazing!!! Secretary Murphy for President!!!
Uh, what? You're kidding, right? Kids Count has child poverty heading in the other direction?
Well, don't let a little thing called FACTS deter the Delaware Department of Education. Secretary Murphy's people understand that in order to control the conversation you have to control the definition of the terms.
So they changed the definition of "low income" to wipe poverty as a factor in school performance.
Here's the evidence:
In plain English, being on Medicaid or qualifying for Free or Reduced Lunch no longer identifies children as being "low income."
And in case you were wondering, here's the income requirement to be covered by Medicaid in Delaware:
So while the Federal Government would automatically conclude that any child qualifying for Medicaid was "low income," the DE DOE says, "No Way!"
This is simply unacceptable. And the fact that the bureaucrats are getting away with it without being generally called on it is also unacceptable on our part.
It's truly time for some changes in Dover.