Councilman Jea Street calls three Christina board members & super “obstructionists” and wants them to resign! #netDe

New Castle Councilman Jea Street fires off a letter calling three Christina School Board members and super “obstructionists”  and wants them to resign.  I am very disappointed Jea didn’t call Christina out for violating Title 1 Section 1118 when Christina School District formulated the Race to The Top MOU and agreed to this Wall Street ponzi scheme. Jea doesn’t get it! Race to The Top is illegal because it violated Title 1 Section 1118. If Christina’s super and three board members are “obstructionists” Jea is a “protectionist” protecting proud card carrying capitalist Jack Markell.  Jea will you yell foul when city resident’s school taxes go up to back-fill Race the The Top programs when RTTT “grant” funding runs dry after 2014?

 

19 responses to “Councilman Jea Street calls three Christina board members & super “obstructionists” and wants them to resign! #netDe

  1. Someone has “gotten” to Jea. They want to leverage his popularity in the African American community and have lied to him on this issue. No way he drew these awful and absurd conclusions on his own. No. Way. Stay strong, three “obstructionists!” And a shout out to Freeman Williams, too!

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    • Mike,

      No one has gotten to him. He has simply lost his mind and has simply no control of the facts in all situations that he refers to in his letter. To wit:

      He is wrong on RTTT
      He is wrong on Mr. Evans judicial appointment
      He is wrong on OCR.

      Jea Street is just wrong.

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    • In addition, the only apparent racist in this entire letter, is the author.

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  2. Uh, breaking–

    Jea Street admits that only “minimal progress” has been made under RTTT.

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  3. among other egregious misstatements. Don’t think I didn’t see that gem, too.

    Notice his apparent amnesia regarding the two African American superintendents that PRECEEDED Dr. Williams and were in place during the OCR fiasco…one of whom is Maryland’s current State Superintendent of Education, Lillian Lowery.

    Or how about Mr. Evans’ speaking on behalf of African American children and his description of such as something he had “effectively done so for many years”, all the while trashing the district’s record with said same children.

    How convenient, and hypocritical of Mr. Street. The whole thing. And on County Council letterhead too. Do they all hate us so? Is this a NCCC position?

    Sad.

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  4. Satisfy Jea’s demand. Create a Wilmington district, allow the city residents to have the ability to affect change in their children’s school and then alleviate all the contortionist manuevers to thwart Neighborhood schools law. Presto chango, the schools reflect their community, city residents have to pay their fair share of their children’s education, transportation costs go down, Jea won’t threaten to sue, or otherwise attempt to shake down the district and he gets to claim full credit. He’s not happy with the current situation and the other 4 districts aren’t happy. The residents sure aren’t happy, so why the resistance.

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    • M Ryder – I believe it would take either legislative action or a legal ruling such as the ones that implemented deseg and neighborhood schools to give Mr. Street what he has requested. The local school boards do not have the authority Mr. Street wishes to ascribe to us.

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    • And that is why DOE should redraw all the NCC districts. The schools are not systematically segregated. There are not separate schools for one race or ethnicity within the same geographic area (i.e. an African American school on Delaware Avenue and a Caucasion school on Delaware avenue.) There are schools located in different parts of the districts which are intended to serve the children of the area. The only segregation is based on where people choose to live. If that neighborhood or area is predominantly one race or another, it is not by the State’s hand that it is so. So, be clear about throwing around the segregation claim as it pertains schools. If schools must be “distributed” ethnically then the voting districts should also be distributed ethnically to appropriately represent the population, but we all know that is not how our politicians have structured things. Jea has his position because his voting district has been gerrymandered to be a minority majority district.

      As far as funding, let them eat their own cake if the situation is sufficiently bad enough to sue, shake down, threaten the district(i.e.: all the taxpayers who are actually footing the bill) then let him and his supporters foot their own bill and infrastructure. If he doesn’t have the funding then he has a very racist way of treating the hand that feeds.

      This issue along with NSA are part and parcel of the same problem. NCC schools and residents who are footing the bills are burdened with an untenable situation of paying/providing for education while not having the ability to provide it or obtain it. Redistricting would focus the communities on their local schools and distributions would be reflective of the population at large. Instead we have Jea demanding service and accomodations for his perceived injustices for his supporters while he isn’t tasked with providing it.

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  5. While Jea chooses ignorance on many issues surrounding the education of the city’s children, he does know one thing: there isn’t enough money in the city resident tax base to create anything remotely as good or better than what’s there now.

    He knows this. For certain.

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    • and that is why he’s been advocating for one of the districts to absorb the city en masse as a cure all to the current divisions.

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  6. It is sad that these City Councilmen know nothing about how blogs run this state. I have a feeling he is about to wish he’d never tackled education as an issue. However, as long as he is seriously concerned with the education of inner city children, regardless of ethnicity, then he and i are in agreement. But, he will have to understand, his position is the one of the pupil in this arrangement. Not the one who dictates what needs done…. We will listen to his concerns, but he has no authority to dictate anything to anyone.

    Period..

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  7. barbara J. Finnan

    This isn’t a “new” or “confused” Jea Street. This is the Jea Street from decades ago hammered Red Clay and who so concerned the Red Clay Board that they had rent-a-cops attend board meetings. This is the Jea street who hammered everyone within earshot about achieving racial equality. This is the Jea Street who never opened his mouth when the shining lights of state and district politics (were any minorities of note involved in this?) went for and obtained Charter, Choice, and Neighborhood Schools. This is the Jea Street I always considered racist and have not seen any change in his position on that. This is the Jea Street who had to be aware of what was happening to Warner and all the kids there in recent years – and said nothing. This is the Jea Street who watched as Red Clay designed and implemented a racially divided district – and said nothing. So, the only conclusion I can draw from this is: What’s in it for Jea Street?

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  8. did the councilman really just invite any whack job in Delaware to seek out school board members and deal with them as if they were weapons of mass destruction? Line crossing?

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  9. lastDEconservative

    I used to simply feel sorry for this guy until I saw him act in person worse than he acts with pen in hand at the GABMAAFWF govt School (not education) Choice event at Woodlawn Library a few months ago.

    Now I have a tremendous and somewhat fearful distaste for his self serving rants and sanctimonious rage. His is the most dangerous of several common actions of the all too common race pimp class of citizens.

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  10. And to think some thought The Jea Street was the latest dance. It’s the “Hustle” all over again.

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  11. this is the jea who watched high ranking 100K admins in RC and CSD help keep it quiet for years. some were paid directly by the districts, others had companies with contracts! it is disgusting at every level. What has happened in education in DE is comparable to the robbery the banks and defense contractors have done to the public.

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  13. Joanne Christian

    Hmmmmm…..I just have to weigh in here….let me cut to the quick summation of accusations and history……VOLUNTEER obstructionist vs. PAID opportunist…..OK….John and Elizabeth, do you have room in your car for one more? I’d rather ride with you guys. 🙂

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