It is “National School Choice Week” and the Caesar Rodney Institute has been meeting with groups like this to talk about ideas such as school vouchers and “opportunity scholarships.” These programs would allow parents to choose to attend private schools they might otherwise be unable to afford, proponents say.
Uncle Pete, I respect you and the family but damn, your CRI boys are so far right they are out of touch with the reality of the mainstream. Sure I support opportunity scholarships but not when CRI is pouring the Kool-aid.
“I didn’t say teachers. I said the public school system,” Hosley said, adding that the system includes the teachers union, politicians and the state Department of Education.
Mr. Hosley, the public school system must include parents and the community in the failure aspects. Sure ineffective teachers fail students, ineffective school leaders fail students, ineffective school board fail student but, ineffective parents fail their children! Also, ineffective community leader fail their schools and community! I guess you have to been born in Delaware prior to 1960 to know the war on teacher’s union has more to busting prevailing wages than it does with student academics. The teachers union is the strongest and most organized! Taken down the teachers union is a major step in busting the prevailing wages reducing our tradesman’s standard of living. Let’s be honest when we talk unions.
On those points Hosley didn’t have a lot of praise. He said that Gov. Jack Markell has not focused on the right things to improve the state’s school system, and he implied that the governor is too lined up with union positions, including more charter school regulation and raises for teachers
Yet no mentioned of the Rodel clones embedded in DE DOE and Jack’s administration! Come on Uncle Pete, you know that I know that you know! Sure Markell for political sake lines up with the unions but don’t bullshit us because with know about his alliance with the likes of Rodel. More charter school regulation! What supporting those of us who demand more transparency? I have my bitch with traditional schools, charter schools, DSEA and Wall Street Pool Boy Jack Markell. But when it comes down to it, I demand more transparency as government can never be it’s own watchdog whereas, the people are better suited.
To get change there must be more of a focus on allowing parents to chose private schools, Hosely said. This could be accomplished in a number of ways (vouchers, tax credits, special tuition savings accounts), all of which would require a significant piece of legislation. Parents and others who want to have the ability to send their children to private and religious schools must contact their legislators to help drum up support for this, Hosely said.
Lets take the cheaper road and allow online charter schools which will ease the demand for capital funding for charter schools. Lets demand funding for Choice transportation and lets demand scholarships for our most neediest students who show promising academic success. Let’s consolidated New Castle County traditional school districts and build a better choice system providing free transportation for all. Let’s expand votech schools! To suggest school vouchers for all students would break the back of the taxpayers. Now is that the Republican thing to do?
Is there enough support to push through a voucher program in Delaware?
To answer your question Lois, the answer is no! But perhaps for promising low income students supported by private and state funds. As for these students they can participate in DCAS set up on a Saturday. When need to at least pilot some form of a voucher system.
Pete, OMG old man! You have the power and influence to generate millions to support opportunity scholarships free of state and federal interference. However, your salesman can’t be those to the extreme right out of touch with the real world living in the center. If you strongly believe the extreme right-wingers come out of the shadows and support them. I know you might be throwing these guys under the bus to test the voucher waters but limited vouchers may have merit.