DE House Republicans support state level Race to The Top

SB 27 w/SA 1 + HA 2 Sokola Passed
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ACCELERATED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
Date: 06/27/2013 05:25 PMPassed

Vote Type:SM 

Yes: 30

No: 10

Not Voting: 0

Absent: 1

Atkins

Y

J. Johnson

N

Ramone

Y

Barbieri

Y

Q. Johnson

Y

Scott

Y

Baumbach

N

Keeley

N

B. Short

Y

Bennett

N

Kenton

Y

D. Short

Y

Blakey

Y

Kowalko

N

M. Smith

Y

Bolden

N

Longhurst

Y

Smyk

Y

Brady

Y

Miro

Y

Spiegelman

Y

Briggs King

Y

Mitchell

Y

Viola

Y

Carson

Y

Mulrooney

N

Walker

A

Dukes

Y

Osienski

N

D.E. Williams

Y

Gray

Y

Outten

Y

K. Williams

N

Heffernan

Y

Paradee

Y

Wilson

Y

Hudson

Y

Peterman

Y

Schwartzkopf

Y

Jaques

Y

Potter

N

Well well look at my conservative republicans dropping to their knees to blow Jack Markell and Matt Denn via Dave Sokola! Yep! Kilroy is preparing for a big 4th of July freedom celebration! I’ve learned something this legislative session and understand why Republicans fail to advance beyond the measly presence in Dover! These Republicans claim to oppose federal intervention in our lives but had no problem supporting a state level Race to The Top! How can there be new money for this program when millions upon million have been cut from state funding to K-12 public schools? But then again cream always rises to the top and the R’s must take care of the status quo before finding money to restore paraprofessionals in our high needs Title 1 schools! 

This Act would authorize the Department of Education, pending available funds, to offer competitive two year start-up grants to public schools for the purpose of developing new programs for students capable of performing accelerated academic work.

“Pending available funds” From where ? Money needed to give state worker a deserved raise? Or shift funding intended for at-risk programs? Somebody has to pay or get screwed! But the fact remains we must restore cuts to existing programs and eliminated programs like EXTRA TIME GRANTS! 

Hey Matt Denn why don’t you tell the public how you lobbied many to support SB#27 at the same time you supported nixing H.B.#23! You’re a sellout to open transparent government! Don’t worry I am sure DSEA will endorse you because you’re the better of two evils!   But I’ll admit, the Republicans have nothing in the way of a viable candidate and you’re safe as long as Beau Biden doesn’t primary you! Keep parents in the dark Matt and protect the Wall Street ponzi scheme and Jack’s portfolio!     

7 responses to “DE House Republicans support state level Race to The Top

  1. Just like this:

    they just can’t help themselves

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    • Pencadermom

      what?

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    • they just keep passing bullshit laws with not a care in the world to make sure crazy shit happens because of what they did.

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    • Pencadermom

      I just read your sentence over and over and don’t get what you’re saying.. think you need a comma.. somewhere? Pencader and Reach have something to do with this bill?

      “This Act would authorize the Department of Education, pending available funds, to offer competitive two year start-up grants to public schools for the purpose of developing new programs for students capable of performing accelerated academic work.'” — am I missing something? Is this just for charter schools? I’m just confused as to what this video has to do with this bill?

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  2. it’s a competitive grant bill, which I adamantly oppose. Secondly, I am only interested in the PCHS section, where we are all assured that the schools has been saved and has safeguards, only to see the same bleeping agency that this bill would empower, the DOE, to administer another sinister competitive grant.

    It’s just more DE pass the buck, no concern for outcome bullshit. They screwed PCHS, they screw this up too.

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  3. Mike Matthews

    Fascinating. Aside from Mike Mulrooney, the other nine NO votes are the same NO votes on HB 165. Sounds like we’ve got a core group here of those opposed to these edreform-y bills.

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  4. John Kowalko

    Also fascinating is the fact that Bolden, Kowalko, Osienski, Potter and Kim Williams who represent a majority of Democrats on the Education Committee saw their wishes to keep the bill tabled in committee overturned and their legitimate concerns with the bill disregarded by their colleagues.
    John K.

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