Would Markell and DE DOE REALLY pull a power-play and take-over Christina School District ?

The full withdraw of Christina school district from Race to The Top puts Delaware Governor Jack Markell behind the eight-ball.

CSD Super pretty much tactfully told Governor Markell to kiss his ass! Keep am eye-out for some political jockeying with Markell and Muphy  threatening a state takeover of Christina School District. I’d go ahead and shove CSD up their ass! 

15 responses to “Would Markell and DE DOE REALLY pull a power-play and take-over Christina School District ?

  1. You sound as if a state takeover would be a bad thing? Oh please, let CSD and all the PZ’s, PLCs, DPAS, DCAS, RTI, AYP, TFA, LEA, ELL, underwatch, overwatched, Title 1, A to Z, and Jayzee return to the Baby Daddy who created this burden. John and Elizabeth were only hired to babysit, not raise a rat bastard.

    But per usual, Baby Daddy will talk a good game. Recount the plethora of interventions offered, and money targeted for CSD my little man. But he won’t mention the lack of diapers, car seat, crib, and formula always needed. He spent his money his way, ain’t nobody can tell him. So Baby Daddy has provided oversized stuffed animals, keeps Mama and Uncle John wondering about custody battles. And wants to go to KMart for pictures of his little man CSD and him as a team.

    Warning Baby Daddy. If you don’t take CSD wid you, why in the hell would your other babies Mamas still want your oversized stuffed animals, blocking the hallway? Come reclaim your new kid you created, and give Mama and Uncle John a break.

    Other Baby Mamas are watching to see if you da man. They gots a whole lot less to lose too to finally say SHOVE IT. Thanks for putting your foot down Mama and Uncle John. Can yous put your other one up Baby Daddy’s ass when you hand in your nametag?

    Madea and me are cousins. i let her write fer me somestimes.

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  2. The state won’t take it over themselves – they’ll privatize it.

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    • Privatize it? Imagine Moyer with 17,000 kids. Yeah, that’ll be effective. All hail K12!

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    • Pencadermom

      What does that mean Elizabeth?

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    • Moyer has existed under three different management models. First as a charter school under the leadership of Theo Gregory. Under Lowery the state took over Moyer and contracted its management and operations to the private company K12. Most recently, The NEW Moyer was approved as a new charter. This NEW Moyer board took over governance of the school but has retained K12 to operate it.

      Basically, Moyer has the distinction of being the only public school to be taken over by the State, possibly ever, and definitely in the last 10 years. Now imagine the chaos and destabilization these revolving doors of leadership, governance, and operation would have upon the 17,000 students that are served each day by CSD. As far as K12 – a private for-profit charter management company and online school system, it has not been particularly productive in attracting students to Moyer, boosting test scores, or stabilizing the school.

      Moyer is now and has been in the wind. And the SBE members have commented on their recorded audio that they are uneasy about its future.

      This is not the future I want for my children.

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  3. John Kowalko

    Having been an eyewitness and engaged participant to much of this dialogue/debate I can reassure you there are absolutely no justifiable or legal grounds for any attempted takeover and, to be frank, that kind of effort (although only a hypothetical musing) will and will never be tolerated or allowed by the General Assembly. Let me make myself perfectly clear here; I have heard nothing nor sense nothing that would give any credence to that type of scenario playing out or being considered but in the interest of easing anxieties–“It ain’t going to happen”.
    John Kowalko

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  4. John Kowalko

    Please correct to read “will not and will never be”

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  5. John Young

    To be clear, state REGULATION, approved by the State BOE, ABSOLUTELY DOES allow for a takeover.

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  6. John Kowalko

    John,
    Respectfully, State regulation, especially State BOE, can and will be ultimately subservient to the will of the General Assembly.

    John K.

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  7. John Kowalko

    John Y.
    They wouldn’t know what to do with it. That’s an embarrassing position they would never put themselves in since they, (deep in their heart of hearts), know they don’t know what to do with it. It’s easy to pull the con of proclaiming how things should be when you don’t have to be responsible for making them be. They’ll never overestimate their own commitment or capabilities because they have no intention to commit and no abilities to perform successfully if they ever rose to the challenges and work required to fulfill a commitment.
    State representative John Kowalko

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    • John (Kowalko):

      That’s an embarrassing position they would never put themselves in since they, (deep in their heart of hearts), know they don’t know what to do with it. It’s easy to pull the con of proclaiming how things should be when you don’t have to be responsible for making them be.

      Ironically, I think you are wrong for the right reasons. Deep in their heart of hearts the people at DOE believe they can run any district better than their current district offices do. They believe strongly, because most of them came out of upper middle education management, that it is the “politics” of the school boards that prevents the schools from being “great.” They also believe so firmly in the principles of Vision 20-whatever that this is an opportunity SecEd Murphy will have difficulty passing on.

      He will be tasked by Rodel to move to the next logical step: Vision 2020 (for such it is about to be renamed) will proclaim itself preparing to step up from two dozen schools scattered around the state to create the model district.

      Think of it this way, sir: the ego that allowed the State to accept a deal with Fisker and then ignore–for years–the signs that things were going wrong, has effectively escaped political accountability for that mess.

      They think they are invulnerable.

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  8. IF the state took over CSD because of this money squabble and IF I had kids there and that happened I would take my kids out immediately and enroll them in Pencader.

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  9. Absolutely Arthur. Why I hear it’s the pipeline to Groves Prep.

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