Delaware Governor Jack Markell refuses to make an executive order ordering all local school districts and charter schools to digitally record their public sessions of school board meetings and require those files be place and archive on the district’s webpage.
Delaware has reveived millions of dollars in educational technology grants and federal stimulus money but yet refuses to support more direct open communication to the public. As for my school distirct Red Clay, made this public request about a year ago in public board session.
Alabama 60-175 million
Arizona 150-250 million Yes (gesture of good faith towards McCain)
Arkansas 60-175 million
California 350-700 million Yes (Arne’s B-Ball buddy is in Cali)
Colorado 60-175 millon
Connecticut 60-175 millon
Delaware 20-75 million Yes (Joe Biden shoe-in)
DC 20-75 million Yes (Queen Rhee factor)
Florida 350-700 million Yes (Neil Bush factor)
Georgia 200-400 million
Hawaii 20-70 million Yes (obvious)
Idaho 20-70 million
Illinois 200-400 million Yes ( Daley factor and home court)
Indiana 150-250 milion
Iowa 60-70 million
Kansas 60-175 million
Kentucky 60-175 million
Louisiana 60-175 million
Massachusetts 150-250 million
Michigan 200-400 million
Minnesota 60-175 million
Nebraska 20-75 million
New Hampshire 20-75 million
New Jersey 200-400 million
New Mexico 20-75 million
New York 350-700 million Yes (Home of Teach for America)
North Carolina 200-400 million
Ohio 200-400 million Yes (Ohio important campaign state)
Oklahoma 60-175 million
Oregon 60-175 million
Pennsylvania 200-400 million Yes
Rhode Island 20-75 million
South Carolina 60-175 million
South Dakota 20-75 million
Tennessee 150-250 million
Utah 60-175 million Yes (you don’t want to piss off Mormons)
Virginia 150-250 million Yes ( Arne Duncan lives in Virginia)
West Virginia 20-75 million Yes ( Carper ws born there)
Wisconsin 150-250 million
Wyoming 20-75 million
Remember these award amounts are for the life of RTTT two-years and “all” states must submit another application this June for next year. Odds are very likely that the first round winners will win second round. The totals for the 13 states I picked totals $1.89 Billion dollars using the low end of the grant which would realistic for year one of RTTT. No state will receive high end for 1 year as RTTT is a two-year grant. If the states I picked received the low end for the second application the overall total would be 3.78 million dollars leaves 590 million left over to divide among other selected states.
Think about this, 41 states including D.C. applies for round one and only 15 get selected that leaves 26 states being denied. Now you know if Delaware was rejected shit will hit the fan for Jack Markell and we’ll be stuck with new state education legisaltion that local school distircts would be required to foot the bill. Don’t you think people in those other 26 states will be PISSED OFF?
Folks (you too state legislators) 4.35 billion dollars in not enough funding to cover the cost of RTTT nationwide even for those who applied and have good plans. The real agenda with RTTT was to hoodwinked states into changing their education laws. The goal was to open the door for charter schools and pissing 4.35 billion dollars away is pocket change for Duncan the supreme corporate agent of change. Arne Duncan is using 4.35 billion dollars of American taxpayer’s money to plan seeds for life after Washington, D.C..
Arne Duncan is like the Iraqi army retreating from Kuwait trashing and burning the oil fields behind him. The traditional public schools are the oil fields and charter school will rise out of the smoke because the corporate supports will financial shore up charter schools after RTTT funds run dry. Delaware public schools will be like Haiti in ruins after the earthquake.
Arne Duncan know 4.35 billion of unsustainable funding will not keep life in RTTT long and now he is crying to Obama to add more funding to RTTT.
I urge Delaware state legislators to meet my request to identification of all funding be noted in the text of any proposed legislation dealing with public schools “and” require the Delaware State Board of Education to do the same with any revision of regulations under their authority. This action will provide a safeguard and a set of breaks to slowdown the run away train agenda. This legislation doesn’t cost a dime nor does it impact the state budget or that of any charter school or traditional school district. We need safe guards that ambiguous political agendas don’t undermine the further finances of public schools and local taxpayers contributions. I ask that my friends on both side of the political line come together an enact these safeguards.