Lillian Lowery sent up two guys that couldn’t sell a life-preserver to a drowning man!
It seems DOE and Jack Markell has been wheeling and dealing with the teacher’s association providing them more details than the school boards. The bottom-line is either Red Clay signed the MOU or they don’t get the money and will be required to follow revised state education regulations.
I am telling you straight up, these two DOE guys were like two used car salesman trying to sell a car without an engine. The old guy even went as far as pretty much saying , we know how you feel but this is how it’s coming down.
The big issue was, what happens when the RTTT funds run out in a few years? They said other money will be coming ! BULLSHIT ! YEA FUCKING RIGHT FROM THE LOCAL TAXPAYERS !!!!!!!!!! . Dip-shits said the state is investing in this as if they’ll pick up the financial slack !!! The board vote was 1 nays and 5 yeas ( Eric was not in attendance) Becnel cast the nay vote.
The board asked a lot of questions and raised a lot of concerns. However, either way they voted changes in state regulations must be followed! The two dip-shits were blowing smoke let us believe the local taxpayers would be stuck paying teacher bonuses and incentives.
DOE said Red Clay would be getting over 4 million dollars and if they didn’t sign they would get ZERO and must follow new regulations. Also, the MOU is a preliminary step and once (if) Delaware is approved for RTTT the state has 9o days to workout all the details re: teacher accountability and other requirements. What’s fucked up is the two DOE dip-shits said the DOE was preparing to amend the regulation next week! These guys were talking so far out their asses it you could see their tongues!
Honestly ask your favorite board members, they were not included in any of the DOE and governor’s office talks and presentation. Even the Super was surprised what was shared from meetings the teachers representatives.
The board was assured by the two DOE dip-shits that the MOU was not a contract or deal and was just an understanding that they will collaborate at the next level. This is what the board was voting on! But dam these two guys seemed so full of shit it was unreal! They couldn’t give a straight answers to half the questions asked!
I was so fucking pissed that when I got up there I was ready to fucking lose it! During the presentation a lot of conversation was going on between the DOE guy at the microphone the dip-stick sitting down, a Red Clay union rep sitting in the audience and the board. When it came to me the only person who completed a green slip the three-minute rule applied and when I saw the two-minute warning I was ready to scream! It was like RTTT proceedings was more about everybody except the students and the taxpayers who will foot the bill!
Board member Kim asked some good questions and made the right vote under the circumstances. Kim make sure you get transcripts of the meeting because down the road if DOE was blowing smoke. The transcripts might come in handy. I am sure they’ll delete my comment saying DOE couldn’t sell a life-preserver to a drowning man.
One thing that was mighty odd is, whatever the teachers were told in DOE and Markell meeting without the board or super, how could DOE or Markell promise something that might have to come out of the district’s funding. Markell ran on government transparency but doesn’t look that way with RTTT.