Arne Duncan’s visit to Delaware on February 19th will have negative impact on Red Clay’s and Christina’s referendum

Thursday, February 19th – Governor Markell will meet with U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who will be visiting the state for the day.

10:00 a.m. – The Governor and Secretary Duncan will make classroom visits and participate in a teacher roundtable. Howard High School, 401 E. 12th Street, Wilmington  

12:30 p.m. – The Governor and Secretary Duncan will speak to members of the Wilmington Rotary Club. Gold Ballroom, Hotel DuPont, 1007 N. Market Street, Wilmington

2:30 p.m. – The Governor will participate in a student and employer roundtable with Secretary Duncan and U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez. Delaware Technical Community College, Stanton Campus, 400 Stanton-Christiana Road, Newark More information to come on the day ahead 

You can bet your ass Arne Duncan will do all the fed code-talking about leadership courage is take to make change and confront the naysayers. Folks Race to The Top federal grant is GONE! The shit Duncan will be selling has to come from state and local dollars and we all know state fiances are a mess due to Markell’s failed leadership .

Duncan’s message comes with a price tag that local taxpayers must bear the cost! Yet many Delaware republican leaders will be attending this event in the shadows!

You can bet many seniors citizens living in Red Clay and Christina school districts will be reading the News Journal’s Markell bias reporting that will fuel the anger associated with Govenor Markell’s call for the elimination of senior citizens school tax discount. 

Hey John Young and other Christina board members showing courage to stand up to Markell and Duncan’s reckless education agendas! Did you get an invite to the media circus? If so please were some Opt Out buttons :).

It’s pretty bad when the D.C. circus clowns have to come in and bailout Markell’s ass! But for sure , they’ll do more damage than good! As always! Hey Lavelle did you get your ticket to this media circus or was the free ride IEP committee ticket the only one you got for your H.B.#334 sellout vote? You can bet DE DOE Jenny will be leading the DE DOE charter cheerleader section! 


7 responses to “Arne Duncan’s visit to Delaware on February 19th will have negative impact on Red Clay’s and Christina’s referendum

  1. I can’t speak for others, but no invite for me.

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  2. No love for the Dover blogger either. Oh well, maybe next time…

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  3. No invitation here, but there’s no mail today due to the holiday….maybe tomorrow? Probably arrive Friday!


  4. Interesting that he’s visiting Howard Vo-Tech which is directly adjacent to Stubbs Elementary, a Priority School…..hmmmm….and just several blocks away from Bancroft or from Warner, two other Priority Schools…..


  5. lastDEconservative

    What invitation? Just go. I would, but I’m confident Beldar’s coneguard has my picture and the results of my FBI watchlist search on his phone from the day he escorted me from a Plunge to the Bottom event Beldar (pre exposed cone) and Arne were holding privately with the sycophants and hangers on back in the relatively early days of Plunge.


    • lastDEconservative

      I know you all won’t go though, because God forbid you would put yourselves in a place where you might be forced to witness and perhaps recognize ‘what’s really going on’ instead of sitting behind the keyboard and just, well, knowing, and thus, well, not.


  6. Publius e decere

    Here is the Referendum Math (note that Common Core proficient students will have an advantage here):

    Christina — now at $1.42 per mil — is proposing:
    Option-1: A 46% increase over three years ($0.65)
    Option-2: A 74% increase over three years ($1.05)

    Red Clay — now at $1.226 per mil — is proposing:
    A 29% increase over three years. ($0.35)

    Said more directly:
    Christina is embarassingly high and is GROSSLY above inflation.
    Red Clay is not nearly as high as CSD but is still far above inflation

    There is simply no excuse for Christina. They have owned and maintained for nearly a decade a completely empty office building at taxpayer expense and are proposing an embarassingly high increase in taxes without cashiering the building nor a few unconstructive board members. Their referendum should be rejected summarily.

    Red Clay is a different animal. Their increase is certainly high. They have given a compelling rationale, but their board has also been unfriendly to the district’s highly popular magnet and charter schools. Without the board’s unfriendliness, the proposal should probably pass. With the reality of the board’s unfriendliness, who knows?

    I have no idea how Christina can ask with a straight face for a 46% to 74% increase. Especially given their declining popularity (falling enrollments). But then again, many CSD residents elected Kowalko so who knows what logic applies?

    Will be fun to watch the “local control” referendums on February 24th.