School board elections across Delaware are set for May 14, 2013 and from I see and hear it’s going to be a low turnout.
For Colonial, in 2012 and 2011 there was no voting as the candidate was unopposed. In 2010 the was only 440 votes cast. This year two seats are opened and one unopposed. Perhaps with the June 4th referendum pending there might be some school board election excitement.
Christina has three seats open with two unopposed. I am sure Mayor Williams and Jea Street will excite the community to come out for their chosen one. Last year’s election drew 1429 votes.
Brandywines last election where voting actually took place the turn out was 690 votes.
Appoquinimink had 1159
Red Clay 2,735
I assume many people think school board elections are waste of time or perhaps feel special interest voting overwhelms the citizen votes. However, with Governor Markell’s ego out of control and in control of nearly every superintendent and school boards across the state why waste the gas to vote!
In case you didn’t know, school board members are “elected unpaid public officials”. Many board members can’t comprehend they are elected officials and have every right to question how Governor Markell and the U.S. Department of Education push their overreaching Wall Street ponzi scheme. But for the most part, “most” school board members sit back like deer in the headlights. Many can’t see their superintendent is nothing more than a political ass-kisser!
In other political elections we often hear people say, my vote don’t matter. However, with school board election we hear, school boards are a joke or it’s a waste of time! United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan claims, “education is the most important civil rights issues of this generation”. From what I see, more civil rights have been taken from this generation and the next with intrusive Wall Street laced education agendas. Federal law, Title 1 Section 1118 gave parents unique empowerment yet it has been defaced by school superintendents, Jack Markell, Arne Duncan and even President Obama with Joe Biden sitting on the sidelines with his thumb up his ass. Jea Street knows about about Section 1118. But it really doesn’t matter to the status quo because Title 1 parents a poor and manipulable, clueless as mushroom growing in the dark. Programs like Race to The Top a federal “grant” not mandate somehow supersedes Title 1 laws and RTTT came before NCLB waviers. Title 1 law Section 1118 was violated. Markell signed on to Race to The Top and then parental indoctrination came. School board members voting for the RTTT MOU didn’t and for many don’t understand what they voted for. But that vote came under threat of Markell’s local state budget cuts. He made school boards an offer they couldn’t refuse! Unions jumped in bed with Markell and “limo” deals were made! Judas goes to Dover, Skip get’s to look like an ass in public, Merv shows off his new Brooks Brothers suit, Lillian was queen for a day and Jack got to verbally masturbate in Washington , D.C. and our children were sold down the river !
Local school board members often say, our hands are tied and you need to go to Dover or contact you local state representative or senator. What a joke there! The board pretty-much tied their own hands and many legislators lineup on their knees in front of Jack Markell like they are receiving communion but it ain’t bread and wine Jack is handing out!
Delaware’s public schools need a new breed of school board members! Ones who can show independence and realize they can tell Secretary of Education Markell Murphy to kiss their ass!
School board elections are in a little more than two-weeks away! Jimmy Olsen of the News Journal will put out his lame school board candidate survey that doesn’t challenge candidate enough to really define them! Same old shit, were for this, were for that and I am for equitable education! It’s very doubtful any board candidate will rise up to represent the Title 1 parents and students and certainly not question resegregation concerns! God forbid scaring the white people out in the suburbs! The archers will lineup around Camelot and say, you’re not busing my kids to Wilmington and too fucking bad for the city kids, their parents wanted busing and they got it! As long as Wall Street and Washington intrudes of local school board control with Jack Markell capitalizing our school boards are pretty much ineffective. Governor Markell is the worst governor on public education in the history of Delaware. But please vote and then you have a ticket to step-up and criticize those the public elects to represent our school children.