DSEA Back to The Future with Mike Matthews! Will DSEA Trump Mike?

DSEA will hold a runoff election for union president  , The News Journal

Voting in the run­off election will Feb. 27-March 13.

Personally I feel the failed DSEA election process warrants an election redo rather than a runoff! Other candidates such as Danny Rufo were screwed with a questionable out come. The runoff will bring out those who didn’t vote by choice the during the first attempt. Folks the ugly side of education is about to unfold.  

The DSEA runoff is not about teachers and other DSEA members. It’s about protecting a twisted political relationship between DSEA and the political establishment. People want me to shut up about Race to The Top and the Judas connection. Race to The Top was the Trojan Horse that allowed Common Core and the Smarter Balance Assessment to come into play. For sure if DSEA opposed Race to The Top Governor Markell would have went through his threat of cutting education funding causing the layoff of many teachers. DSEA could have done the right thing an said NO and rallied parents to their defense to oppose Markell. The former DSEA president was reward by Markell will a job at DE DOE and the carrot was $$$$$ big. Race to The Top forever changed Delaware’s public education and cause a major foundation crack in DSEA.

Teachers especially you young teachers! Please hear me out! I didn’t outright endorse Mike Matthews during the first election and did everything to piss him off! There were times he wasn’t happen with me and I’d say too F’ing bad! I consider Mike Matthews a dear friend but I limit how far I deviate from my mission for the sake of friendship. I live in this cyber-hole where what I do gains no rewards other than personal satisfaction. I was responsible for writing the first rough drafts for three successful legislation. One for modification of the school board oath of office, one for requiring the Delaware State Board of Education to digitally record the public session of their board meeting and one for requiring all traditional,  votech and charter school boards to do the same. I made a gentleman’s agreement to not run for a seat on Red Clay School Board in exchange for board approve of the Red Clay Community Financial Review Committee where I was one of the founding members. I pushed hard for meaningful financial reports to be displayed on the district website. I served on many district and school committees and the DSPAC. I was close to many of the key players. My association with Mike Matthews started back in 2006 when he was a punk ass college kid. Politically he is on the left but is respected by many on the right! Mike is a very sincere passionate person.

This DSEA runoff is the most important DSEA election in the organization history! The little DSEA Star Chamber is fearful of Mike Matthews. If elected Mike Matthews will be the youngest president in the organization’s history and with youth some fear change. DSEA wants to keep on ticking as they did for many years and fear change. Obviously with only a little over 2000 members out of 12,000 voting there is a sense of members don’t matter. DSEA says, such election turnout is normal! They’ve done nothing to change that equation! Why ? Because, the Star Chamber is more effective manipulating  fewer people to ensure the agenda stays the course. If Mike Matthews wins hopefully he push a bylaw that DSEA standing leadership the president and executive director can not openly endorse DSEA candidates and use DSEA resources to do so! Including phones paid by DSEA and on DSEA property.

I am not a teacher! I am just a parent whose engagement went beyond the line in the sand where parents don’t belong. I am a believer, public schools belong to the public not politicians, school administrators or even unions! They exist to serve the public. When we talk about wraparound services that concept must mean for student, teacher and parents! I think Mike Matthews gets that! But also, he understands the needs of teachers to do their jobs along with their emotional and economic well-being. I am not sure how to express this but I’ll give it a try! DSEA has tunnel vision whereas Mike Matthew’s peripheral vision is alert! DSEA’s going along to get along is getting stale and sure the only thing its done was to limit membership $$ givebacks! DSEA offense tactics is to trip-up anything to due with holding teachers accountable to student achievement based on a state standardized test! I see the merits in that and kind of support it when you have the likes of Rodel the driving force behind those initiatives. DSEA sitting down at a table set by Rodel is fucked up! No doubt being DSEA president is a big job and one you better be careful what you wish for! However, historically being president of DSEA is being more of a poster child for labor whereas the executive director runs the show! Perhaps Mike Matthews is a threat to that power structure! Sorry for the ranting but, I see an organization created to serve its members not fully focused or pulled into a political web not serving its members. DSEA is fractured but thank God locals like RCEA maintain it’s sense of power.

Mike Matthews has the chips stacked against him. There are high-ranking people in his on school district hoping he not be elected to DSEA president. Also, as we know , Mike gets no endorsement from DSEA. What did Mike do to these folks not supporting him? I know! Mike will push that internal political line and question it! Mike get’s pissed at me because I baited him out with some FaceBook and blog posts! His over the top Trump rants are well founded! However, it’s taking his eye of the ball called “issues”. Trump is here to stay but I foresee him stepping down in about two years. But for now, those of us who support traditional public education including Mike Matthews need to fend off “school vouchers”! This issue with protecting our disabled children has it merits! But the fact remains, when it comes to their issues and civil rights we need to address and protect those issues in Delaware and at the state levels which will drive federal policies. I mean no disrespect to Governor Carney but the fact remains he is the quarterback when it comes to Delaware’s public education. To expect him to undo charter schools is a fantasy! As governor he’ll have to find balanced between school choice options. Federally funded school vouchers will come tucked in block grants! Meaning if you want the money you must take the voucher program with it! However, Carney must tale a stance not to use state money of force districts to use local money! There is the old saying , “you need to think outside the box!” My message to Mike Matthews is step outside the box from time to time and take a hard look.  We all trusted Jack Markell in 2008 and he put it to us! Jack Markell severely damaged public education and may have set the stage for school vouchers! He suckered DSEA into blindingly signing Race to The Top MOU! They signed onto a “MOU” and didn’t even know the plan! DSEA as it sands won’t put Governor Carney on the stop to at least give his position on school vouchers because they “trust” him! In my opinion I believe they saying, a good defense is a good offense.

Mike Matthews doesn’t have the resources to defend himself from a DSEA offensive. And sadly, it is possible member’s dues are indirectly being use to control election outcome. If DSEA leadership is engaging in bias campaigning during their normal work hours, using DSEA provided equipment at home or using DSEA member provided data via DSEA membership profiles and via DSEA server we have a conflict issue! In my opinion , membership dues sound not support any activities in DSEA elections. Don’t get me wrong ! I am not saying this is happening! I stated it is possible and if! But putting that opinion aside, I think its unhealthy for sitting DSEA senior officials to openly or in the shadows support DSEA candidates. It set the stage for all the “possible and ifs” I am concern with.

Mike Matthews might not be the anointed one! Why ? What are they afraid of  ? Mike is NO WAY a Republican plant! If leaders of a failing organization are opposing one candidate and supporting another directly or indirectly they right candidate is the one they oppose!

To all you DSEA members teachers and non-teachers! PLEASE VOTE and if you feel disenfranchised by DSEA its more the reason to vote for Mike Matthews.  To you new teachers who just want to teach and not get involved in the political bullshit! You better vote because in a few short years you’ll feel the pain and abandonment may seasoned teachers feels.

To Danny Rufo! Dude you got screwed re: runoff vs redo! It sucks and sadly it is what it is! I urge you to encourage your supporters to vote for Mike Matthews.

To Red Clay teachers and other eligible voters five years out from retirement! I know about the personal loyalty being that two players are Red Clay. But I ask you for the sake of real change and repairing the faith in membership! Please support Mike Matthews.

PLEASE GET OUT AND VOTE !!!!!!!!!!!  

             

John Young’s heart in the right place while board member Evan’s head up ass!

That specifically is what board member George Evans objected to. He had several concerns about the resolution, not least of which it would place district staff and administrators “in the line of fire” by asking them to deny requests made by federal agents.

“It takes a position to present a demand or obstacles to federal officials who may want to take some action either at a school or something along those lines,” he said, adding, “That’s not the way the law works.”

He wanted the resolution to be vetted by the district’s lawyers or edited down substantially. He also wished to remove parts of the resolution that told staff not to ask about families immigration status, calling it “censorship.”

First I like to said, I am skeptical of this board resolution feeling its nothing more than an attack on the President of The United States. But same could be said of board members opposing Race to The Top. HOWEVER, I know John Young and he is sincere and is truly concerned for all children. Personal I take issue with those in this country illegally! But I’ll set that aside.

On to board member Evans. His opinion is his but in my opinion its full of shit! All school district should protect student records! If state or federal law enforcement or agencies want access the should be required to produce a warrant! The only obstacle present would be those individuals not following due process!

Undocumented children even if illegal immigrants should stay out of the fight. The Criminal process should start with illegal parents. Therefore, if law enforcement or the federal government wants to hang school records as bases for probably cause for criminal action then we have a more serious problem in this county with our Constitution. Mr. Evans, the law is to work using the law and due process. Should children be afford less than a biker club when it come to legal due process?  

Children of illegal parents aren’t criminals! Also, Delaware law does not prohibit children of illegal parents for receiving public education! I wonder, should the same government agents have access to employees and administration records without following due process?

Mr. Young’s harmless resolution has open a can worms! Does the district freely disturb student file information without following legal due process? Would Mr. Evans feel the same if the witch-hunt was on African-Americans associated with Black Lives Matter? Would Mr. Evan step aside allowing free access to student records! Did Mr. Evans take the same school board member oath as Mr. Young? I believe there is something about the State and U.S. Constitution in that oath and nothing within suggest government is exempt from provision within. Therefore, school board members are obligated to protect the rights of school children within their district! Interesting! 

Go Johnny Marino ! Bring Delaware back to the good old days!

When I was born Delaware’s population was 368,000! I remember the Delaware we all were once so proud of ! Governor Markell with the help of many D friends turned Delaware into the armpit of the mid-Atlantic! Election Hansen to the Delaware 10th Senate District is a thank you to Jack Markell! Elect John Marino and send a real clear message to the Dover Markell clones! NO MORE ! We’re reclaiming Delaware !! You had 24 years!!!!!! And look what you did to Delaware and our public schools! NO MORE !!!  

 

The Voucher are coming! Hide your school age children re:H.R. 610

All Bill Information (Except Text) for H.R.610 – To distribute Federal funds for elementary and secondary education in the form of vouchers for eligible students and to repeal a certain rule relating to nutrition standards in schools.

Summary (1)

Introduced in House (01/23/2017)

Choices in Education Act of 2017

This bill repeals the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and limits the authority of the Department of Education (ED) such that ED is authorized only to award block grants to qualified states.

The bill establishes an education voucher program, through which each state shall distribute block grant funds among local educational agencies (LEAs) based on the number of eligible children within each LEA’s geographical area. From these amounts, each LEA shall: (1) distribute a portion of funds to parents who elect to enroll their child in a private school or to home-school their child, and (2) do so in a manner that ensures that such payments will be used for appropriate educational expenses.

To be eligible to receive a block grant, a state must: (1) comply with education voucher program requirements, and (2) make it lawful for parents of an eligible child to elect to enroll their child in any public or private elementary or secondary school in the state or to home-school their child.

No Hungry Kids Act

The bill repeals a specified rule that established certain nutrition standards for the national school lunch and breakfast programs. (In general, the rule requires schools to increase the availability of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat or fat free milk in school meals; reduce the levels of sodium, saturated fat, and trans fat in school meals; and meet children’s nutritional needs within their caloric requirements.)

We’ve been bitching for years to eliminate the United States Department of Education as we know it!  We’ve been bitching for years about the overreach of the United States Department of Education into local decision making!

As far as school nutrition, the states can set the same standards! So no big loss! And it’s time to end pizza! Back in my day, pizza day was a slice cheese and sauce on a two halves of a flat sandwich roll sprinkled with oregano made by the lunch ladies.

The bottom-line is, federally funded school vouchers will be targeted towards Title 1 students! If you think about it, Title 1 students are the most undeserved! Many say, Title 1 was an unfunded program! But hello! It was meant to be supplemental funding and not meant for federally funded teacher to be counted in the state unit count re: class size act. I oppose school vouchers because we’ll see privates school popup that won’t serve these children any better than many traditional public schools  and charter schools designed for at-risk students.  

Transitional public schools have become a Titanic where charter schools and magnet schools are so-called lifeboats. Former Governor Carper and Markell torpedoed traditional schools them with signing the charter school law and supporting a Wall Street ponzi schemes like Race to The Top, Common Core Standards and The Smarter Balanced Assessment.  Also allowing the likes of Rodel to have a stronger voice in reform than parents.  

If this legislation makes it to law Governor John Carney will say, “they made an offer we can’t refuse”! He won’t let the block grant go by! Delaware is $$$$$ hurting thanks to Jack Markell! Delaware will be face with take the money with the Trojan Horse or not! If we don’t many public and charter school teachers will be unemployed! At-risk  Charter schools will collapse!  

The real question what kind of parent would even want to participate in a school voucher program! Why is the Fed pushing something nobody wants? 

Devos 2/10/17 letter to: Chief State School Officers

 

Is Delaware AG Denn obligated re: Fed Judge latest (2/7/201 one Fisker’s deception)? Then there is the tax deadbeat Wanxiang keeping the Red Clay mice in the corner !

Fisker Automotive Can’t Escape Investor Suit Alleging Fraud By John Kennedy /LAW 360 

Law360, New York (February 7, 2017, 8:10 PM EST) — A Delaware federal judge on Tuesday declined to dismiss a shareholder suit against electric carmaker Fisker Automotive that alleges the company lied about its shaky financial footing prior to its 2013 bankruptcy, finding that the investors had made a sufficient case for common law fraud.
For each misstatement or omission alleged by the plaintiffs, Fisker Automotive and the other defendants — including members of its board of directors — sought to persuade the court that the investors were warned “repeatedly and extensively” about the risks they claimed were hidden. U.S. District Judge Sue L. Robinson disagreed, finding that the company was “using the wrong procedural tool” and hadn’t adequately focused its argument on the investors’ allegations.

OMG here come the judge!!!!!!!!!! Where is Delaware AG Denn in this fight for Jack Markell’s $21 million dollar sucker bet on Fisker?  

And look  at the deadbeat Wanxiang America Inc refusing to pay taxes now over due! : Tax and Sewer Info for Parcel # 0704210055 County Balance Due $81,473.82 & School Balance Due: $998,327.24

Red Consolidated School District school board sits around with their thumbs up there ass and refuses to put a lien against that property! The district leader tells me to contact my elected officials! Hello Merv McFly, our school board members are public elected officials! The batch of Red Clay school board mice rather hide in the corner and stick the tax shortfall  to local school taxpayers with another referendum.

I am doing all I can as a citizen to stand up for the community while the school board play political stupid card! I don’t want to give up my power and run for school board but there is a seat open in my board district! I assure you, if I run I will get elected and then I am going to expose the truth! I can’t believe the cowardly board can’t even write a joint letter to Wanxiang telling them the importance of going a good corporate community citizen

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015; Governor joins Wanxiang Group and China General Chamber of Commerce in signing agreement to send more students to study in China for next two years.

Wilmington, DE – In a continuing effort to ensure Delaware students have the best opportunities to learn a second language, Governor Markell today announced the expansion of a China summer abroad program for high school students studying Mandarin.

The Governor signed an agreement with representatives of Wanxiang Group, China’s largest auto parts manufacturer, and China General Chamber of Commerce – U.S.A (CGCC)., the largest non-profit organization representing Chinese enterprises in the United States, for additional grants that will expand next summer’s cohort and add a third cohort in 2017. The program, begun this year, allows students to study for four weeks at Wanxiang facility in Hangzhou, China, where they take daily language classes, visit local schools, participate in cultural activities, and tour sites of science and technology companies as part of a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum.

O SHIT ! Markell is in the mix! I won’t if he cut a deal with Wanxiang to pay for trips to China and forget about local school taxes ?

“I am grateful to Wanxiang and the CGCC for their partnership and for their commitment to Delaware’s efforts to increase innovative language learning opportunities and make ours the most bilingual state.”

Joined by students and teachers from Mandarin classes at A.I. duPont High School in the Red Clay Consolidated School District, Markell signed the agreement with Chen Xu, chairman of CGCC and president and chief executive office of Bank of China USA, and Wanxiang Project Manager Daniel Li, who represented Executive Vice President of Wanxiang Group Pin Ni.

In January 2015, Wanxiang and Delaware signed an agreement for the company to commit about $450,000 to fund the study abroad sessions in 2015 and 2016. Today’s agreement adds to that, bringing Wanxiang’s commitment to $675,000 over three years. Also new is a $75,000 grant from CGCC USA. Thanks to these commitments, the program will be able to continue through 2017 and fund up to 30 students each year of the next two years along with the chaperones.

WFT ??? It appears Pin Ni pulled a Shanghai Hustle pulling his extended hand out for collaboration with Red Clay then jams one in their back by not paying owed school taxes!  

What a mess! Red Clay plays clueless and Denn’s putz butt buddy Jack Markell wheels and deals with tax deadbeat like Pin Ni. 

WFT ? Pin Ni 拉一上海喧闹的拉他的手的协作与红色粘土的卡纸的一种, 其后以不支付欠学校的税! 什么的一团糟! 红粘土起满地的 Denn 普茨枪托的好友 Jack Markell 车轮和涉及税死搏 Pin 等 Ni。

 

Solution to deadlock on starting Delaware’s public school after Labor Day

Enact legislation to allow school districts to give waivers to students employed by a Delaware business to start school the first school day after Labor Day. Require proof of employment signed-off by employer! Require student to make up any missed assignment! 

It makes no sense to disrupt all students for a handful still working summer jobs. If a student is responsible enough to hold a summer job they should be responsible for making up a few days of school work.

I see the merits of this legislation but I feel it infringes on local school board control. 

The law that kept Delaware legislators in check re: public education laws was repealed in 2002! Senator Sokola buried it because the law was being violated !

Delaware state legislators killed legislation holding them accountable

Delaware Code Title 14 Chapter 2 Subchatper I 207. Legislative educational impact statement Before education legislation is voted upon by ether House of the General Assembly, the Legislative Council and Controller General shall perform and issue a written education impact analysis of such proposed legislation. The Department of Education and Budget Office shall provide support to Legislative Council and the Controller General in preparing such analysis. Each education impact analysis shall address the following criteria: (1) Whether the proposed legislation is justified because it will help improve student achievement as measured against state achievement standards; (2) Whether the proposed legislation is justified because it will help ensure that all students receive an equitable education, that their health and safety are adequately protected, and that their legal rights are respected; (3) Whether the proposed legislation preserves the necessary authority and flexibility of decision-makers at the local board and school level and does not place unnecessary reporting or administrative requirements or mandates upon them; (4) Whether the proposed legislation places decision-making authority and accountability for addressing the subject to be regulated in the same entity; (5) Whether the proposed legislation is consistent with and not as impediment to the implementation of other state education policies, in particular to the state educational policies addressing achievement in the core academic subjects of mathematics, science, language arts and social studies; (6) Whether there is a loss burdensome method for addressing the purpose of the proposed legislation; and

(7) The cost to the state and local school board of compliance with the proposed legislation. § 207.

Legislative educational impact statements. Repealed by 73 Del. Laws, c. 312, § 334, effective June 25, 2002.

The John Marino senate express is picking up steam!

Exceptional Delaware Endorses John Marino For The 10th Senate District by Exceptional Delaware 

Let it be known, throughout the State of Delaware, that I proudly endorse John Marino for the 10th Senate District special election on February 25th.

O shit Kevin! No you didn’t! For sure they’ll take you honorary DSEA badge away! 🙂

Marino’s campaign is taking on momentum and Kilroy calls it by 9% for Marino. 

  

 

Devos’s school vouchers can’t penetrate Delaware unless Governor Carney opens the gate like Jack Markell did for RTTT

All the spinning of wheels and baby-fits about Betsy Devos is a waste! If it wasn’t her it would of been whoever Trump selected next. Vouchers are part of the agenda and it will start with special needs students and high poverty students and then migrate to all students.

I oppose school vouchers and will fight against them. I’ve said it many times, traditional public schools “had” to fail to justify charter schools and charter schools “had” to fail to justify school vouchers. And I mean “had” to fail as part of the design and agenda! The there is the other white meat called magnet schools.

Many of us attending traditional public school in the 6o’s and 70’s had amazing school full of services for all needs including great extracurricular programs.  However, they were lacking in services for special needs students.

Delaware school choice law does suck because it has many barriers such as inadequate transportation for our most neediest students. Charter and magnet school cherry picking the highest performing students. Charter school “designed” for low performing minority children that creates a de facto segregation school system. We need to close all charter and magnet schools and go back to schools designed to serve all students! No doubt we need to expand vocational schools and vocational programs in all schools. Back in the day, Kilroy’s traditional public school offered wood-shop, metal-shop, drafting classes aka mechanical drawling and it has honor level programs. Our school colors were blue and gold! The school had blue honors for B student and gold honors for A students. Teachers were always ready to stay after school for those student asking for help.

Sadly to say, with all the bitching and screaming over Betsy Devos is pure politics nothing more! Yes parents too ! Then of course labor fighting for self-preservation. Again, I oppose school vouchers and will side with anyone who wants to fight! We need to shore up Delaware gates and make damn sure our governor knows our position! The federal voucher attack will come the same way Race to The Top did via grants not mandates. The federal government can not mandate school vouchers! Only the state government can do that! I hope our legislators jump and make a resolution oppose state and federal seeded school vouchers ! It all has to start someone before the runaway train heads down the track like Race to The Top , Common Core Standards and The Smarter Balanced Assessment.

I believe in the spirit of school choice however, Delaware has proven school choice does not met the spirit of free and equitable education for all! Public funded schools in Delaware doesn’t have door swinging equal for all.

To all you traditional public school teachers! Thank you for taking each child the comes through your classroom doors as equal students.  

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Help cleanup Jack Markell’s mess! Elect John Marino!

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The results are in for one of the most influential positions in Delaware education

Urgency of Now

The results are in for one of the most influential positions in Delaware’s education system: Delaware State Education Association (DSEA) President.

Voting was open from January 9th through 23rd for the 12,000 members of Delaware’s teachers’ union (DSEA) and the result today was a tie between Mike Matthews and Karen Crouse. The two will enter a runoff election scheduled for a later date.

Stephanie Ingram from Colonial School District was elected as Vice President.

The DSEA President position doesn’t get the public scrutiny of a Secretary of Education or district Superintendent but it is a big role and one to watch. It currently commands a salary of around $130k per year (more than double the average teacher salary inDelaware) and can have a major influence — for better or worse— on education policy decisions and elections in the state.

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The Election for DSEA (Delaware State Education Assoc.) President Seems To Be A Mess

Blue Delaware

So… there was a tie. Okay, these things happen. However, I have some questions. Mainly about the paragraphs below.

Via delawareonline:

Preliminary results will be presented for certification to the DSEA executive board at its Feb. 16 meeting, the union said.

An email to union members states that at that meeting, the executive board will be presented with any uncounted ballots postmarked before midnight Jan. 23, when voting closed.

They may subsequently be counted, and the tie may be resolved at that time, the email implies.

If the tie stands, the DSEA will hold a runoff election. The winner will replace President Frederika Jenner, who is coming to the end of her second three-year term.

Wait… there may be uncounted ballots? And if they exist they may be counted? And if these uncounted ballots exist and if (perhaps? maybe?) they’re counted – and I have no idea what criteria would be employed…

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Make Delaware great again! John Marino for State Senate!

SCHOOLS

State government has broken our school system. Due to over-testing, heavy-handed bureaucracy and a lack of support for our teachers, our local schools have to work twice as hard to provide a quality education for our young people. I support legislation to reign in and minimize burdensome state tests, as well as an unequivocal policy that parents are the only authority to decide what tests their children take. A parent has the natural right to remove their child from any test or school activity — anytime, anywhere. No government should be given even the smallest opportunity to infringe on parental rights.

I also support letting teachers teach. I support building-level control and more money in the classroom. Our education bureaucracy has only grown and grown. It’s hurting our children, costing more taxpayer money and the people in power in the Senate have encouraged that growth at every turn. We can’t get the schools we deserve unless we change the people making the decisions and restore balance to state government.

Marino position on education is aligned with what “parents” wants to give back control of the classroom to teachers! 

No government should be given even the smallest opportunity to infringe on parental rights.

POWERFUL !!!!!!!!!!!!

I also support letting teachers teach.

POWERFUL !!!!!!!!!

I support building-level control and more money in the classroom.

POWERFUL !!!!!!!!!

Parents public education is at a crossroad once again! This time many teachers are discourage to a point they don’t even want to vote for new leadership in their state labor organization. Only 1 out of every 6 eligible voting member voted! 2000 members of a 12000 member organization voted! Obviously many teachers feel abandoned. Well I can see why! There organization sucker them into supporting Race to The Top and Common Core Standards! The Smarter Balanced Assessment was clearly seeded in Race to The Top. Students who graduated in 2016 endured three different types and methods of state testing and pilot testing in-between during the K-12 public school years. But wait ! The average classroom teacher wasn’t responsible! They relied on the leaders of the teacher organizations some refer to as unions. Sadly they were misled! The union peace broker sold out for a job at DE DOE as a reward for rounding up the clueless sheep!

I support labor and will get in John Marino’s face if he infringes on labors rights to due process. But Delaware teacher local organizations need to regroup! The need to become a stronger voice at “their” local level and not always follow the Pie-Pipers of their state organization. There political endorsement of those seeking public office like John Marino should be made at the individual local education organizations within each school districts. Currently their state organization makes the endorsement based on so-called all members. However with the disenfranchisement of teachers and other members at the local level, the endorsement at the state level is representative of the core power within that organization.

My only message to John Marino is don’t support school voucher until at least all public funded schools aka traditional , magnet, votech and charter schools doors swing the same. Meaning no entrance tests, no looking at students performance of their current school and radius barriers such as the 5 mile raduis preference. So what I am saying is, all schools be treated as if they were traditional schools. If you live in a given public school district all votech, magnet and charter schools within are open to choice with no restriction to  enrollment beyond a “transparent” lottery system when applications exceeds open seats.  Of course this would never happen therefore. vouchers should never happen.

 CRIME

Crime is a serious problem in Delaware. Our largest city was called “Murder Town USA” just two years ago and that affects us all. Why has our current party in power turned a blind eye to this issue? Instead, while crime rises, the people in charge of the Senate spent last year making life easier for convicted felons, including restoring voting rights to felons who haven’t even paid restitution to their victims. As a retired police officer, I’ve witnessed first-hand the devastating effects crime has both on suburbs and inner cities. With heroin-related crime increasing in Delaware, we must make the distinction between true compassion for the addicted and hard time for the dealers and criminals. The safety of our neighbors and friends is incredibly important. We can’t get the safety and security we require unless we change the people making the decisions and restore balance to state government.

AMEN TO THAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Jack Markell is no doubt the worst governor of Delaware in the state’s history and without a doubt the worst on public schools. Many of Jack Markell political colleagues allowed Jack to own them! When it came to public schools many were enablers!

John Marino’s vision in giving back public education to its rightful owners “parents” is right on track! The “public” in public schools means just that “public”not politicians and the leaches that dwell within labor organization. Teachers and parents know best for their children!