Sleeping Kilroy’s Awakens! Forget Facebook !

Facebook has become very toxic where people can’t have honest debates or conversations without being attacked because of their political party affiliation or who they vote for president. Compound this with the Kavanaugh card where whatever comment or expression made on social media by a person no matter how long ago is used for a political take down of a public official or someone high-profile in various organization is preventing people from expressing themselves.

Yes yea blogs can be a verbal mosh-pit with obscene language and person attacks fly in all direction, I often refer to blog as a viral kitchen table were people spit-out what they have to say. HOWEVER on blogs one can remain anonymous or taken on a blog screen name. Some bloggers can be offensive and over the top. But there is a bloggers code you don’t out anybody. Over the years many people visiting blogs provide creditable information or clues to wrongdoing of some public officials or public agencies including public and charter schools. However, that isn’t what blogs are about. Blogs offer a platform where people can come and have conversation about anything on their mind and current events. The people who manage blogs where in some cases more that one person is the moderator and  referee. Many blogs are tolerant to name calling and usage of obscenities. Bloggers reserve the right to ban anyone they choose . Most all bloggers screen a commentator’s first comment to ensure someone isn’t push spam message and advertisement. But once in if commentators fail to follow basic rules they are out.

One thing about blogs is those commenting and engaging in conversation and debated choose to do so. Same goes to reading blogs. You must  come to the website or click the link to view.

Kilroy’s has been around since 2006 first under the name Kilroy Was Here which later became Kilroy’s Delaware and now Kilroy’s Slower Delaware since my move downstate. Yea yea Kilroy has a potty mouth! I have well over 2 million visits, But for the last few years I slowed down blogging. I hit a plateau. My mission was pushing for more transparency in public education. Long ago before legislation was passed creating public school Citizen Budget Oversight Committees, I was successful in convincing Red Clay School district to establish a Community Financial Review Committee on the heals of DE DOE Financial Recovery Team stepping in after Red Clay’s financial meltdown. I also led the one man fight to required traditional school, charter school and Votech school boards to digitally record the public session of their board meeting a post online for all to hear  and for the same for the Delaware Board of Education. I wrote the first rough legislation drafts and solicited legislators to support it and push it though the House and Senate. I took well over 5 exhausting years to accomplish this.  It’s very hard to express anger and outrage about something.  Freedom of speech is what its all about!  I received a lot of push-back from charter school advocates who felt recording of the public session of their board meeting was an infringement. For those who don’t know me. As a parents I got involved in the issues when my son was in the 3rd grade at Richardson Park . My son is now 32. I served as school level Title 1 Parent Advisory Committee  Chairperson, Red Clay District Title 1 Parent Advisory Committee Chairperson, School level PTA Vice President and President, a member of the Delaware State Parent Advisory Council ( disbanded by Governor Markell) and severed on few Red Clay district committees. I participated in a few National Coalition of Title 1 / Chapter Parents regional and national convention and more! I am not just someone on the outside throwing stones at the system. I crossed the line where parents aren’t allowed. The side of education that is controlled by power trips, politics and egos where Teachers , students and parents are the victims of many self-serving money and ego driven people.  

As those who want to engage others or Kilroy here you can use your real name or anonymous / screen name. If you go to leave a comment for the first time and are asked for an E-mail address put a bogus E-mail, Never use your own. You can change  your screen name over and over. However, you’ll look like a troll just starting trouble. Just pick a screen name and stick to it. If you want to privately E-mail a blogger and want to remain anonymous create a bogus E-mail with your screen name. 

There are so many people who want to freely express themselves but fear doing so could jeopardize careers. And OMG there are many who want to expose waste in government and schools.

Recently Facebook has been getting way too toxic and now has become a means for employers to spy on their employees social media activity and same goes for potential employers, but recently we’ve seen too much political showdowns, Then again who has time for any of this social drama shit. My grammar and writing skills suck.

Bear with me as I fire up this blog and remember your words are yours and mine are mine. One thing I ask of all of you is, if a legislators, news media personality or a high-profile person in government or education comes in here and want to engage please don’t use the opportunity to beat up on them. Engage them and tactfully engage them. Give them credit for the willingness to engage us. But if it WDEL Rick Jensen you are free to do what you want 🙂 LOL ! All are welcome here even Publius ;).       

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Delaware State Board of Education approves student representative to the board.

D. Discussion of Appointment of Student Representative for SBE
A motion to approve the creation of a subcommittee with representatives from the State Board, the Department of Education, the Governor’s Office, the Delaware State Education Association, and the Delaware Association of School Administrators to determine the process for selecting a student representative to the SBE was made by Vincent Lofink and seconded by Wali Rushdan II. The motion carried (6 Yes to 0 No’s – Bunting, Fifer, Lofink, Noble, Rushdan, and Sweeney).
A motion to approve Vincent Lofink as the SBE representative on the subcommittee was made by Wali Rushdan II and seconded by Nina Lou Bunting. The motion carried (6 Yes to 0 No’s – Bunting, Fifer, Lofink, Noble, Rushdan, and Sweeney).

Good start and every school district board should do the same! 

 

DSEA SUPPORTS WIFE BEATER TOM CARPER !WHAT MESSAGE DOES THAT SEND CHILDREN ?

 

DSEA stands behind Senator Tom Carper an admitted wife beater who lied and said, ” I only slapped her once” and didn’t saying anything about locking her in the closet until she shuts up! If DSEA supports Carper that means all members who don’t question DSEA’s support also supports a wife beater representing Delaware!

When Tom Carper slapped his wife only once why the diverted trip to a Lewes hospital

Delaware: Greek charter school leaders may be taking their heads out of their asses !

Odyssey delays vote to hire former board director with six-figure salary , Delaware News Journal

Odyssey Charter School postponed voting on whether to hire its former school board director as a third administrator with a salary over $150,000 Tuesday night, and parents and teachers are relieved.  

Another Delaware charter school being mismanaged 

Odyssey became mired in controversy over the issue during the summer. After voting not to renew its contract with longtime headmaster Nick Manolakos, the school board hired two new administrators to take his place with no notice to parents and staff. 

When something isn’t broken don’t screw with it ! But yet dip-shit board of directors wanted to taken care of their own! 

Parent Ryan Connell asked the board Tuesday night to not vote without input from parents and teachers. Later, he said, the decision had lacked transparency.

Public schools “including” charter schools belong to the public and hats off to this parent.

Parents worried that hiring Dandolos could cut into the academic budget. Odyssey’s finances already have been stretched by several construction projects.

“This is an absolute waste of taxpayers’ money. It’s not your money to play with,” Ballas said to the board. “We need money invested in the school. We have leaky roofs. There’s that 12th grade school we are building. We need elevators put in.”

Outstanding parents! I think Odyssey’s board of directors need more parent power as board members.

“This is half a million dollars spent at the administrative level with a third head. No charter school has that,” she said. “Everything they do should be benefitting the school, the kids. I don’t see that happening with this decision.”

And where is Delaware Secretary of Education Bunting? And the DOE idiot serving on Odyssey’s CBOC ? Delaware needs serious change in Dover and Governor Carney better step-up and address the fracture leadership at DE DOE.

Delaware Governor John Carney MIA on Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security. COWARD !

Delaware Governor John Carney remains in his political bunker like a coward!

Boy am I so pissed! Our state legislators are equally to blame for the abrupt closure of this school! Students and parents suffer great hardship over this nightmare while Carney and state legislators sit around with their thumbs up theirs asses while Delaware Secretary of Education Bunting playing stupid!   

Can you image being a high school senior and getting screwed like this?

The charter school law needs to be amended whereas; if a charter school is order closed or closes on their own the students will be giving a seat in any public or charter school of their choice.

I urge parents and students of Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security to bond together and sue the Delaware Department of Education and the governor for emotional abuse and demand the removal of the Delaware Secretary of Education. The heartless bastards in Dover needs to be accountable.   

Delaware Governor John Carney refuses to address failure at “his” Delaware Department of Education! Bunting must go! RE: Abrupt closing of a public school

Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security abruptly closes Tuesday , Delaware News Journal

The Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security, which has been struggling to retain students and uphold academic standards, on Tuesday announced that it would be closing its doors — immediate

“Has been struggling.”  Delaware Secretary of Education Susan Bunting should have seen closure coming and had a plan in place.

Margie Lopez-Waite, who was recently made head of school at DAPSS, said the deficit is more than $500,000. Former Head of School Herbert Sheldon, who previously served as the school’s chief financial officer, is no longer with DAPSS. 

By law the Delaware Department of Education is to have a DE DOE representative present at every Citizen Budget Oversight Committee and be an active part of the committee aka member. How in the hell did Bunting and her CBOC puppet member not see this coming! 

“To our students, please know that we believe in you and what you mean to the future in our community,” the school board said in its letter. “Just yesterday, our students were out in the community visiting local public safety personnel on their yearly Day of Service.

“Your new schools will be lucky to have students with such energy and spirit. We wish you all well.” 

If I were a student or parent of  Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security I’d tell them to go fuck themselves! These people and Bunting should be sued for child abuse on the grounds of under emotional abuse!

Governor John Carney is like a ship without a rudder when it come to Delaware’s public schools. The reason Delaware public school “system” ( not 90% of the teachers) is because former Governor Markell hand the helm of our public school system over to the likes of Rodel and current Governor Carney has an idiot (Bunting) as the rudder steering our public school system. 

As always no one will be held accountable and the school closes and buries critical $$$ documentation hat could lead to federal charges of misappropriating federal funds and state funds. Bunting school have gone to court to get a court order seizing school records including financial records. As for our state legislators! Where is legislation modifying the charter school law that would require all school records including financial records be turned-over to DE DOE when it either order closed or close under its own accord.

Very sad day in Delaware public school history! Can you imagine what students and parents of this school are feeling and what they have to go through! By law in my opinion they school be given a seat in all public or charter school they choose ! Bunting and Carney have failed these children and will come up with some lame-ass excuse to cover their pathetic ass!    

Love hate relation with Joe Biden (insight on Military Draft and If he does 2020)

All’s is fair in love , war and politics ! I have vote for Joe Biden every time he ran for office including his first VP term with President Obama. In fact, I wouldn’t have voted for Obama if Joe wasn’t his running mate. Joe’s service as a senator involved in foreign affairs was something I thought was good for Obama. However, President Obama didn’t earn a second-term vote from me. Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State was pathetic!

Joe Biden is an outspoken person and I like that. However, if he plans on running for president in 2020 on President Obama’s record and rants against President Trump and Trump so-called dirty laundry rant than what Joe Biden will bring to American table he’ll fall on his face. It’s very doubtful Joe Biden will have a plan to address healthcare, immigration and American’s role in peacekeeping around the word. Joe may take cheap shots at President Trump’s plans for a Space Force. However, Joe Biden knows space is a battleground when it comes to destabilizing critical communication, GPS and surveillance. Satellites are on the list of targets among our enemies.

I’ve post some dirty Biden laundry to remind everyone Joe ain’t no saint and his family has its crisis like many American families. My way of reminding Joe to be careful how you  through the moral stones.

In 2004 there was the rumor of the return of the military draft. Young men in America are still required to register for the draft. So it’s a matter of if the draft would be activated. Biden himself received a pass on the military draft because of his asthma. I have to laugh Joe. The mouth your’s does spout off and no one has ever seen you pop an inhaler in your mouth :). And yes Trump got his deferment or 4-F whatever. The draft-dodger shit is getting old. We have many people yelling draft-dodger that didn’t serve. And same people who failed to enlisted to serve in current conflicts. Draft-dodger are also known as cowards! So would those who did voluntarily sign-up to help brothers in arm cowards? We need to move beyond all this bullshit.

The attached letter is a direct response to me from then Senator Biden about the military draft and its way too long and in-dept to be written by a staff person. So here, I respect him for the head-on response to the question. God forbid we ever active the military draft but keep in mind our National Guard and Reservist are called to duty along side active service members. The question of required national service might come up before any talk of activating the draft. Sad to say, this divided national to the point the American Flag falls victim is disheartening. No matter who the next president will be they’ll be faced with pressure of military engagements and risk of World War III.  As far as North Korea, their nuclear program wasn’t keep in check during the Obama, Clinton or Bush administration. Deals $$ cut with Iran didn’t stop their nuclear advancements. So, Joe, the political battle between the left and right is POLITICAL ! Our enemies advance during our bickering. If you run it would be time to man-up for American not your party! Don’t come out swing the chance bullshit! Your getting old enough to fat-dust and rumor has it your Social Security number is in Roman Numerals. Personally Champ, I don’t think you can beat Trump. 

 

https://www.scribd.com/document/388148871/Biden-Military-Draft-e

 

Kathy Jennings will win Delaware AG Race but loss my vote! Here’s why!

Kathy Jennings is an amazing Delaware State Prosecutor and had my vote in the bag. However because of this , “I will fight to protect Delaware from Trump’s dangerous agenda by defending our civil rights and safeguarding our environment”, she loss my vote. I am not voting for any of her opponents. I am just not voting! Her comment about Trump is a glimpse of  character weakness. She’ll make a fine AG and perhaps one of the best.     

Senator Carper admits Obamacare is flawed but has no plan to fix it

Helping to pass the ACA was one of my proudest achievements as a senator, but just like Medicare before it, we didn’t get everything right the first time and we need to make it better. We should be working together, Republican and Democrat alike, to continue to improve our health care system and reduce out-of-pocket costs for consumers.

When will the democrats introduce a plan to fix their ACA mess? 

Senator Carper stricken with brain-fart

“We need to pursue every opportunity to export American goods by breaking down trade barriers and helping our farmers and manufacturers reach new markets across the globe”

Breaking down trade barriers would require other nations to stop imposing tariffs on our goods while we impose none on  theirs.

Senator Carper needs to go! 

Megan McCain to run for father’s senate seat! Campaigning over dad’s coffin

Who was Megan trying to fool! A time to move everyone together she furthers the divide. She’ll win dad’s senate seat and will fuel the divide. 

Seniors for Kerri E Harris for Delaware Senator. @deldems @deSenateDems @UDdems @AARPDE

Kerri supports Medicare for All, importing cheaper prescription drugs from Canada, and investing in resources to tackle the opioid crisis.

Sen. Carper voted against Medicare negotiating drug prices. He also voted against allowing the import of prescription drugs from Canada.

Senator Carper refuses to join others in fighting to reduce the cost of proscription drugs, He is out of touch with Delaware seniors and their healthcare hardships.  

Kerri supports a “Smart on Crime” approach that emphasizes restorative justice and ending mass incarceration, while also providing economic opportunities for our returning citizens.

Sen. Carper oversaw the “the largest prison expansion in state history” and pushed for longer sentences which led to a near doubling of the Black incarceration rate

The prison system in America has become and industry and isn’t focused on rehabilitation and black men have become a commodity for the white status quo to cash in on! Perhaps the shortage in prison guards in American has more to do with many white men don’t want the job because they have to look black men in the eye knowing the injustices that put them there. Perhaps many black men don’t want the job being their brothers chain keepers. Senator Carper needs to go! Elect Terri Harris. 

Kerri knows that the water crisis is nationwide issue that we must address immediately. She also opposes our fossil fuel economy and believes we must transition away from our dependence on fossil fuels.

Sen. Carper voted for offshore drilling four times; he voted in support of the Keystone XL Pipeline; and he voted for the appointment of Rick Perry — a climate change denier — as US Secretary of Energy.

Carper sucks ! 

Kerri supports raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour and indexing it to inflation.

Sen. Carper opposed Obama’s proposal to raise minimum wage to $10.10. Instead pushed for a lower minimum wage of $9 an hour.

Obvious Tom Carper feels minimum wage worker don’t vote! I urge every minimum wage earners and those making less than $15.00 an hour to get out and vote for their raise. No to Carper ! Yes to Harris !

Kerri believes we must execute all diplomatic options before moving towards military action, and diverting defense dollars to infrastructure and healthcare.

Sounds nice ! War on cancer not with the world !

The time has come to to purge the old guard and bring American into reality ! Vote Harris !

 

When was the last time you voted is a Delaware Votech Operating or Capital Referendum ?

Like a broken record, I am here to tell you, Delaware’s Votech school property tax rates are set by the state legislators not by local the same means as Delaware’s traditional schools via referendums where the public approves. 

The time has come to fund all Delaware public schools be the same means! Our state legislators are reluctant to support the plan because they would bear greater responsibility for financial oversight. They’ll use the tactic to avoid this by saying they support local control. Total bullshit! They are afraid that when they decide to raise the local tax rate the backlash would be losing their state representative or senate seat. And those legislators supporting allowing local school board seat the tax rate without going to referendum which the notion it would crate stronger local control are full of bullshit! Though local school board member are elected by the public they end up supporting the agenda of the school district superintendent and pro-union. Public school board members ideology is the needs of students are priority one. Yes I agree that could be true. How the priorities are often tied to the district superintendent agenda. We can’t have school board members’ hand on the public cash register.

Our Delaware public schools are in dire need of ground up reform. We have many many wonderful dedicated professional teachers serving the needs of our children. However, they are in the crossfire of a political war between politicians and unions.  At the end of the day we have a school funding and school financial management problems. Needs-based funding sounds wonderful but I question the accountability. I personal feel the school board hires and fire district CFO and that CFO needs protection from stepping up and questioning district superintendents agendas that puts financial pressure on the district’s budget.

Back to local tax levies. Votech schools district boards aren’t require to go hat in hand to the public via referendums. However, they do have to go to the state legislators who many scrutinize the district far greater than the public. Not necessary its the right thing to do but more about covering their asses to minimize public backlash when the legislators increase the votech tax rated.

So do the legislators set school tax rates per county or one rate statewide. And what about teacher pay? Wouldn’t it be nice every teacher be on the same pay scale? Would it be nice to have school boards focus on meeting the educational needs of students not hindered by labor management wage negotiations. But you know, I don’t think our state legislators will want any part of this plan. Legislators doing the right thing could jeopardize their union endorsement if they don’t play $$$ ball with union desires.

re-assessing property values for the sake of rasing school taxes via increased property values would be one of the most deceitful actions against the public taxpayers. It does not to address the fractures in public school finances! Pouring more money on an uncontrollable fire isn’t the answer. superintendents with brain-farts of an agenda the ends up pissing money away on a fool plan isn’t a crime. School employees who misappropriate funds benefiting themselves and changes don’t often end up serving jail crime. We need all traditional public schools funded like votech schools .