Delaware Department of Education Charter Unit looks the other way as taxpayer’s money are being mishandled by some charter schools

REACH ACADEMY FOR GIRLS REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015

There is $36,263 in unallocated funds. A contingency fund of $90,267 is designated for summer pays. Ms. Thomas continues to meet with representatives of Delaware Department of Education. At the current meeting she posed questions about the following:

1) Use of the P-card for expenses to be incurred at the National Charter School Conference. Funds for the conference are already allocated.

2) Will someone from DoE come to Reach to answer questions and address teachers’ concerns?

3) What/who determines what happens to all the materials in the building? Can it be liquidated?

National Charter Schools Conference 2015 New Orleans June 21-24, 2015 

Tell me, knowing Reach has been order closed by the Delaware Department of Education after the academic-year 2014-2015, this year! Why was it necessary to expend funds for a national charter conference that takes place long after the last day for student and last day for teachers and last day for many other staff FOREVER ??? Though the funds had be “already allocated” doesn’t mean you must use them! And surely this board meeting being April 2015 and the event being June 2015 surely flight, hotel and conference fees could have been canceled with minimal financial penalty. Notice the board minimizes noted already allocated!!! Like in budgeted! WFT! Also notice Reach referenced P-Card however, go here and tired to find expenditures within state open public records State Employee Credit Card Transactions 

Look at Reach’s list of Citizens Budget Oversight Committee Members:
Toby Conrad (Parent Rep)

Yvonne Gordon (Community Member) 

Judith Gregory (Interim Finance Board Member)

Matthew Kline (Community Member)
Denise Luce (Teacher Rep)

The Department of Education shall promulgate regulations by November 1, 2009, establishing procedures for appointment of citizen budget oversight committees for each of the public school districts and charter schools. These committees shall have full access either electronically or in hard-copy format to all financial documents and financial information in the possession of the school districts they are assigned to oversee, with redactions permitted only to protect confidential personal information regarding students or employees. Oversight committees shall have representation from parents, educators, and taxpayers residing in each of the public school districts, provided that in the case of charter schools membership on oversight committees shall consist of parents of students enrolled in the charter school, educators at the charter school, and representatives of the Delaware Department of Education. Where possible, oversight committees shall contain at least 2 members with formal educational or vocational backgrounds amenable to oversight of school district financial statements. The Department of Education shall provide training to committee members. The Department shall also promulgate regulations by November 1, 2009, dictating uniformity and transparency in the financial recording and bookkeeping practices of the school districts and charter schools

The law clearly requires DE DOE Representatives on the CBOC ! So who at DE DOE will be accountable?  

Then there is Delaware State Representative Debbie Hudson going through the motion of introducing legislation requiring all school boards even charter schools to record their board meetings and then allows it to sit for three fucking years years after passing House Education Committee and House Appropriations Committee. Don’t forget Debbie Hudson was a former board member of Pencader Charter School. Debbie, now you see why the Delaware Republican Party has turned to shit!  It has no sense of moral responsibility to transparency of taxpayers money and with legislators like you proclaiming to be all for open government but yet can’t fight for your own legislation proves the DE GOP is a pack of lies! 

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35 responses to “Delaware Department of Education Charter Unit looks the other way as taxpayer’s money are being mishandled by some charter schools

  1. lastDEconservative

    “WHY WAS IT NECESSARY TO EXPEND FUNDS FOR A NATIONAL CHARTER CONFERENCE THAT TAKES PLACE LONG AFTER THE LAST DAY FOR STUDENT AND LAST DAY FOR TEACHERS AND LAST DAY FOR MANY OTHER STAFF FOREVER ???”

    PD, my boy, PD. This is as good a measure of the value of it as for that of any that takes place in any school on any other day!

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  2. I worked at Reach, all the people going have jobs at other Delaware charter for next year. The knowledge they get at the conference will be put to use for kids at other schools.

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    • lastDEconservative

      Wha’d I say? And now, you’ll be interested to know, I’ve lowered the price on my bridge for sale in the Everglades. Have a seat.

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  3. Lesley, Sorry about Reach closing. I pray the girls families will be able to find a school for them where they feel safe and look forward to getting up to go to everyday.

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  4. Also, I’ve been to a few CBOC meetings this year, and there was a DOE rep at each one of them. The meeting attendance lists are not correct.

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    • All the more reason why this bill should pass! Would it also apply to CBOC meetings? They are not the board…

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  5. john kowalko

    Thanks to last years epilogue language courtesy of the Joint Finance Committee usurping existing code to the contrary Odyssey Charter was allowed to keep $234,006 in unspent and unused transportation funds with no strings attached. I will do everything in my power to remove that epilogue language from this years budget. Over $1.1 million in unused transportation money allocated specifically to charters for transportation expenses and required in Section 508 of Title 14 to be returned to the taxpayer was kept because the JFC has once again (6 consecutive budgets and counting) put epilogue language in the budget that contradicts and contravenes existing code despite my repeated and persistent requests to remove it. Corruption, malfeasance, arrogance and a great big punch in the mouth of the taxpayer is the gift of the JFC to the citizens of Delaware.

    Representative John Kowalko

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    • lastDEconservative

      In the rich tradition of our senior village idiot, JoKo Ono plagiarizes himself!

      Okay, I’ll play along. To the other installment of this screed, I replied (see next entry):

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    • lastDEconservative

      Even the Kilroy denizens should be able to see the lesson in JoKo Ono’s chest bruising rant.

      “Private” (semi- anyway) frugality must be punished. “You can’t dare to think you’re smarter than we.” Money not spent on gas, oil, tires and driver vig to the Fred, but put back in to the chil’ren, well, we just can’t have that. “By GOD, if I say buy gas, buy gas, need it or not.” All the boomers know the stories of the GIs in the Greatest Generation that pumped their June 25 reserves of petrol into the ground in order to ensure a growing monthly allocation to deal with what they knew was coming … JoKo demonstrates that the “I know best” mindset of 75 years ago persists — NOT the mindset of the GI, PLEASE, the mindset of those the GIs had to thwart to do their jobs which had actual consequences.

      $1.1 million of a $3.5 billion wasteful budget. Waaaaay less than what DelDOT will throw away this week, maybe this day, building crosswalks that will never be used, just to cite one particularly grating example of the absence of fiscal rectitude and common sense exhibited by that behemoth, which remarkably remains as untouchable as the Swami’s cobra. And probably less than the same agency will pay in salary and benefits this week to the staff last fully engaged (if then) on the incompetently and falsely advertised “Route 1 Relief Route,” or the gaggle assembled to create the long stalled bypass around Middletown poorly imagined as simply to change the entry point to said Route 1/I-95 (i.e. relocate the choke point) of northbound traffic.

      A great day if it would dawn? Odyssey is hailed as a charter success story, demands that the TPSs must report to the legislature the activities in their own programs that kept them from reporting similar results and provide a remedial plan for themselves … oh, wait, that was the whole idea in the first place, right? Long forgotten, just like “Relief Route.” Next shiny object, please.

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    • Publius e decere

      JK is not being entirely honest about Section 508 nor is he being entirely honest about the cumulative charter-adverse actions of epilogue language over the past five years. He is bending the narrative to suit his diatribe. I have no idea why he has so much anger over charter schools when so many of his constituents attend them. It’s sad to see him unravel. But not unexpected.

      Publius

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    • lastDEconservative

      “I have no idea why he has so much anger over charter schools when so many of his constituents attend them. It’s sad to see him unravel.”

      Easy. Anger because there is a splinter group that seeks assuaging. That’s what the destroyers/socialists (or by their fuzzy bunny rabbit name, Democrats) do best. Sad? Okay, there are plenty sad movies, too, but they also maintain their overarching descriptor of entertaining. Agreed?

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    • Publius e decere

      Well yes, his petulant diatribes do keep us laughing. It’s like watching a bad mixture of Rodney Dangerfield and Captain Kangaroo along with a good does of everyone’s crazy uncle. He helps our state maintain its brand: “Small Wonder”.

      Publius

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  6. john kowalko

    Apples to oranges, dumb to dumber. You’re over your head even in the shallow end of the reality comprehension pool. As a dyed in the wool Grover Norquist acolyte, even you with minimal intelligence available, should be able to comprehend that allocation of taxpayer money is and should be a very serious concern for them. Specificity and accountability of those allocations are and should be of paramount importance to those legislators that have been elected by that public to protect their investment in paying for state services. If you cannot or refuse to see that reality than you are woefully mired in a fantasy world of your own making conjuring up bogeymen and flailing blindly at the wind.
    John Kowalko

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    • lastDEconservative

      ” … allocation of taxpayer money is and should be a very serious concern …”

      JoKo nearly always entertains me (while blindly flailing away at me at the loftly level of “nanny nanny boo boo”) and never fails to prove my point. For those of you a little fuzzy at his use of prose (Intentional? Who said that?), he just reiterated my point — when the elected decide where and how to distribute the funds confiscated from we the unknowing, it’s over! Evidence of better results or wiser disposition flying in the face of the initial decisions be damned and be kept out of sight!

      Back to the shallow end with me, where I must be diligent about distribution of what resources I have left lest an unintentional error deplete the not unlimited sources of income.

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    • lastDEconservative

      And never mind about the DelDOT challenge. No other elected official does. Gotta mind the cobras and protect the votes.

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  7. John – You are focusing on Odyssey and their excess but every district, every state agency, every division has many ‘use it or lose it’ funds that are wasted every year with superfluous spending. Go to all the district high schools and look at the un-used rooms jammed with equipment that has never been used (a lot of it broken) because they had the funds they needed to use or lose them in the next years budget.

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  8. john kowalko

    Publius
    You are obviously frustrated that despite the position you occupy on behalf of a charter you cannot mount “any” honest or legitimate rebuttal to the real fact that taxpayer money is being misused despite the fact that Section 508 (try having someone read it for you) explicitly requires a return of unused transportation money. Your pathetically plaintive wailings and diatribes notwithstanding you are embarrassing yourself as being unable to read or understand the written word in Delaware law and instead resort to fabrication and misrepresentation of facts on a blog site while concealing your identity to ensure no one will be able to associate the actual you with such an utter lack of honesty or fairness.
    John Kowalko

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    • Mr. K,
      Despite Section 508 and its implications to Charters, can you not admit that the mishandling by nearly all entities involved with our educational funding (legislative, district, DOE, and goobernator) is epic? We the people supporting the financial state system and pleading for education focused on, of all things, education (instead of; crisis intervention, laundry services, juvenile delinquency intervention), have been patently abused? Your efforts to “protect” citizens from a badly written standardized test ignores that you may have contributed to rendering this and any future State administration from actually gauging whether or not the schools are doing their due diligence? If every child opts out of Smarter Balance, what then? What mechanism will then be utilized to identify if schools are doing their job?

      Wouldn’t an effort to eliminate the poorly constructed test used, be more of a direct line to deal with the problem than to arbitrarily just not take the test? There’s the rub though, an administration and Sec. of Ed. hitched up to an Federal Administration devoid of competency in any area.

      As far as the “evil” of a charter school, their administrators, or their management, you have displayed a willful ignorance and malaise, toward the malfeasance present in our NCC TPS districts. The members of your district and other NCC districts, who are predominantly the cash cows of revenue for public services, are receiving THE LEAST benefit of their contributions. Charter Schools, even with their disadvantaged status of no capital funding, have provided alternatives to NCC residents DESPERATE for better education. Your demand to return 1.1 mil in unused funds pales in comparison to the mishandling of multi-millions wasted by our school districts on the busing social experiment and redistribution of funds for non-educational social services. Where’s that outrage, where’s the legislative reform to SAVE money in NCC districts, where’s the legislative effort to consolidate districts, where’s the legislative effort to enable districts to remove disruptive students who cost time, money and resources. Where’s the itemization of the wasted 100,000,000.00 (Read it again! $100,000,000.00) federal dollars for RTTT? Your outrage ignores this “great big punch in the mouth of the taxpayer”

      I am sure you’ll consider me one of the “unenlightened ones” who simply doesn’t understand however, as a representative, your task is to represent the will of the majority (especially the contributing majority), NOT the will of the screaming goat contingency (don’t make my kids take a stressful test that will be gone in a year and won’t count for anything)

      and the status quo districts. The majority of residents in NCC are not being served by their representation, the school districts or the current administration. The screaming goats and unions are, and that is the real issue. How many jobs would be created by the elimination of prevailing wage-(more work started, more workers working, more projects completed, more supporting businesses supported)? How many road projects (which serve the residents who are already working and paying for services) would be commenced by the reduction in cost? How many better schools could be built by the elimination of prevailing wage? Who’s being served, the residents OR the screaming goats and unions? Hmmmm. Return 1.1 mil or eliminate prevailing wage and save multi-millions? I guess you’ve already decided what’s more important.

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    • lastDEconservative

      M, you da man (or woman, or trans, not that there’s anything wrong with that). Thanks for joining in. Once again JoKo shows his preference for overarching, unchanging, unimaginative, all controlling government … ” … Section 508 … ” WHICH, by the way, he himself admits has been obviated by the rest of his equally? brilliant cohort these past years with a superceding diktat, making his argument false, moot, and incoherent, such preference outweighing any public good accomplished by Odyssey or any of the rest which would require an admission of guilt (much like you point out in the case of his bleating about opting out of something he and the rest created). Refilling my popcorn and soda pop.

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    • Publius e decere

      Well well well Uncle John, it looks like the Midnight Ryder has taken you to the woodshed and to task. I think he even got your goat.

      I re-read (for the hundredth time) Section 508 as you have so maturely bullied me to do. I didn’t see the word “return” once. I read it three times, twice with my glasses on, and even did a word search with this confounded device. Nothing, nada, nunca, zed. Maybe you could read the Section again and point me to the word return or even to the concept of “return” in that Section. Now be fair, no foil helmets, just read and point. Atta boy.

      I’m not sure who you think I am, and I’m 100+% sure we have never met. But since you apparently can’t read Section 508 you might consider that your working hypothesis about me might also be wrong. I’ll give you a hint though … next time you mount the Stump and look over the hordes, I am among the ones who can read.

      Now you DID not-s-deftly sidestep my accusation about cumulative charter-adverse epilogue language. I notice those things. Do you care to reflect on that here in this blog? As you so aptly point out, “epilogue language” is the Wild West of legislative caprice and I can assure you that the vast majority of what you are after has already been accomplished by epilogue language over the past few years. So all I can conclude by you hysterical tirade today is that you are spiking the ball and trying to run up the point before the bell.

      Conduct unbecoming.

      Publius

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    • Publius e decere

      Uncle John,

      I realize that you went to a privileged middle school and probably expect other people to do your reading for you. So I’m here to help you; pasted below is the actual text of Section 508 which you are free to seach for the word (or concept) of “return”. I’m not trying to “foil” you despite the foil helmet you bully me with. Just accept the the facts and deal the cards.

      Ҥ 508 Responsibility for student transportation.

      The charter school may request to have the school district where the charter school is located transport students residing in that district to and from the charter school on the same basis offered to other students attending schools operated by the district, or to receive from the State a payment equal to 70% of the average cost per student of transportation within the vocational district in which the charter school is located and become responsible for the transportation of those students to and from the charter school. In the case of students not residing in the district where the charter school is located, the parents of such students shall be responsible for transporting the child without reimbursement to and from a point on a regular bus route of the charter school. In lieu of the payment from the State specified above, if a charter school utilizes a contractor for student transportation the charter school shall publicly bid the routes, and the State shall reimburse the charter school for the actual bid costs only if lower than the payment specified above. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a student at a charter school shall receive such transportation assistance as is made available to students pursuant to a public school choice program established by this Code provided that such student otherwise meets the eligibility requirements for such assistance. In the event a charter school chooses to transport students itself, it shall do so in accordance with all public school transportation safety regulations. Local school districts and charter schools shall cooperate to ensure that the implementation of this chapter does not result in inefficient use of state appropriations for public school transportation and the State Board shall exercise its authority to approve bus routes so as to avoid such waste.”

      Ok Uncle John, have at it. With both barrels. Not a gun nut? OK, then have at it with all you’ve got. Or more 🙂

      Publius

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    • For everyone reading this, please note how Publius masterfully insterted the entirety of Paragraph 508 on here, but FAILED to show the part in the yearly budget exactly how charters benefit (15 of them last year) to the tune of $1.35 million dollars last year alone with this slush fund: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/27/the-delaware-charter-school-tranportation-slush-fund-fully-revealed-in-state-code-epilogue-language/

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  9. john kowalko

    “Screaming Goat Constituency”, You sir are an ass. Not unenlightened but rather unsalvageable intellectually. How dare you speak of those parents whose engagement, knowledge and willingness to fight for their rights and that of their children puts your bitter and petty-minded self indulgent attitude to shame and exposes your stupidity which you seem to want to proclaim. You’re a disgrace and a coward.

    Representative John Kowalko

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    • Publius e decere

      Other than Mr Ohlandt, how many identifiable people were engaged and knowledgeable? Mr Ohland sounds like thirty people (I think he is trained as a ventiloquist) but he is actually just one person with an arguable conflict of interest on most school matters.

      Uncle John … do you actually try to understand the electorate? Or do you just accept what walks in the door as representative of the masses? Serious questions.

      Publius

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    • Publius e decere

      For what is is worth, I did appreciate the pun of your comeback, responding to a Donkey by calling him an Ass. I can see that all of you privileged schooling has paid off. But wouldn’t the brothers in charge disapprove of your methods?

      But wait. What political party is represented by the Donkey? Is it possible that Midnight Ryder was (once again) sophisticated in his/her/its metaphors? As for the rubuttal, isn’t an Ass just a cousin-away from a Donkey.? I can see that I’ve stumbled across some real — political animals. In your case, Uncle John, your genus is showing.

      These are serious political questions. Let’s form a commission.

      Publius

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    • Ah, the Publius we all know and love is back in full swing, baiting me out of the woodwork. There were tons of parents who were engaged, identifiable, and public about the opt-out bill. Ask any of the legislators how many emails they got on it compared to any other bill this legislative 1/2 year term aside from the DE Charter School Network’s very shady House Bill 186 work with parents and the death penalty repeal bill. Sure, I made it very public but I also write a blog. So of course my name is going to get attached to it. I met many awesome parents who have never spoken out on anything, charter and traditional alike, who vehemently opposed SBAC. So your estimate of 30 is full of shit. Do you really think 49 out of 61 legislators would pass a bill as controversial as HB50 if they only heard from 30 people? Or with my uncanny ability to pretend to be 30 parents? For such a smart guy, you sure are dumb sometimes…

      And what is my conflict of interest on school matters? I don’t work in education, both charter and traditional don’t know how to handle special ed in most cases, and I don’t get paid squat for anything I do. But anytime you want to talk conflict of interest, and know that we HAVE been within ten feet of each other in the past seven months, I’m game buddy.

      So for someone who isn’t entirely clear on this epilogue language stuff, how is it the charters get to KEEP unspent money? That is the case, right? So you can argue code and all that, but do they not keep in excess of a million dollars collectively throughout the state?

      My big question is where the hell were you for almost two months Publius?. You disappeared at an awfully convenient time. Getting a little too hot for you with certain articles? Go ahead, come back with your big wit and sarcasm.

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    • Publius e decere

      Kevin, I appreciate the love. Well, sort of.

      “Conflict”: I’m just condiering your job history
      Hordes: I’m just looking at the photos (devoid of anyone other tha you and your Skpper

      “Tons”: English tons are 2000 lbs; metric tons are 2204.6. Did you really have that many people? Or only the 0.6? (The fractional comment was not intended to slight anyone, although it sure as heck was funny enough to be believed as such)

      “Keep”: You really need to read the law. I’m not about to school you. And nice try, moving the discussion from “return” to “keep”. But no dice Bro. Stick to the topic. And read Section 508. Despite what Uncle John says, you actually can read if you put your mind to it.

      “Epilogue”: Only because I respect your persistence without (too much) rancor, unlike Crazy Uncle John, I’ll help you to understand that the law “used to be” 85% of the vo-tech average. But without any legislative debate whatsoever, the JFC — in the back room — moved this from 85% to 70% in the smokey back room through eiplogue language in a stepwise fashiion over several years. Sort of like boiling a frog, who would notice? I’m not overplaying it to say that the “action” is buried in something llike page-254 of a 454 page document. All done at the last minute before the faux adjournment. (Ask Uncle John about faux adjournments). Uncle John decries the very subterfuge that he genders. Disingenousl And — dare I say — Hairy. 🙂

      “Two Months” … C’mon Kevin, I have a feast-or-famine career and once in a while it gets 24/7 crazy and all I can do is work, nosh, and sneak a beer or two. Blog-commenting is far below the radar when things heat up. Dont you have similar times?

      Publius

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    • Not sure what “condiering” means, but I will “consider” in your haste to reply, you may have misspelled a word! 🙂 My job history? I worked in the financial field for 15 years, now I work for Wal-Mart in their sauna, er, uhm, warehouse. I can see how that would be a conflict of interest on education. Or are you talking about my p/t gig subbing at Campus Community? Or are you going way back on google and looking at my time I co-authored a book on comic book artists? (Sidenote here: I did get the very last interview with the legendary Jack Kirby before he passed away) I can see a lot of conflict of interest going on. I love when folks like yourself think I benefit from any of this education blogging aside from getting some satisfaction over a letter from the DOJ over the DOE overcharging 5x on FOIA costs. Had schools stepped up a few years ago, I would be a ghost in this landscape.

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    • Publius e decere

      OK Kevin. I’ll play.

      “consider” … I appreciate, at a yeoman level, your attack on spelling. I’m sure you are far better at mastering these online devices. But if you feel that malaprops like mine are worthy of condemnation then you should have years’ worth of criticism with respect to Kilroy. I for one understand that Kilroy’s gargantuan malaprops derive from (i) enthusiasm, (ii) poor ‘Dragon’ transcrption, or (iii) purposeful confusion. These are in priorityy order. And regardless of Kilroy’s intent, we (the Big We) don’t indict him over it. Thank you for your small mindedness. It has spoken volumes.

      job history “financial field”: Actually, this topic is in my wheelhouse and I can quickly determine your likely standing therein. So tell us … as stated, your claim means nothing .. were you “Repo Man”? .. Or were you Finaicial Director? Do you hold a CPA? Did you hold a recognizable job? “financial” can be important … or trivial.

      “part tiime job” … nice try. You worked there as much as they would pay you, and then you left.

      Trajectory: Financial indistry –> Part time charter school –> WalMart. Do you really want me to profile this?

      As I recall, your son attended the school where you worked and you both left at the same time. I’m sure there are very detailed and emotional aspects to this but to most of the public you appear to be a disgruntled employee who can’t get over it. Just calling it the way thousands of Delawareans see it. A jilted emplyee on a tear. Conflict of interest.

      You are entitled to your opinions and your unaccontable claims of public adulation. I disagree with all of that blarney. I think that you use your partially-employed status to double-down on blogging and thinly-attended public meetings to “claim” your mantle. You are valued (by some) as an individual, but you do NOT claim a public mandate other than through the Woody Allen Mantra (most of life is about just showing up).

      You are a funny sort of onlie personality. Biased and ideologic. Many of us are entertained. You give us easy fodder for how to argue against your misguided thrusts.

      Tell Uncle JK a hearty “hello” from the Diaspora.

      Publius.

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    • Nice move, but not quite checkmate there Publius. To the “thousands” of Delawareans who must think I am a disgruntled ex-substitute teacher who worked as many hours as I could there (and I know who you are getting this misguided information from, tell Yosemite Sam I said hi and ask him how his new gig is going. Or is that an old gig, but left and came back but he couldn’t cause the board…, but I guess they changed their mind, but oh, what a pain in the ass to be investigated), gosh, you’re right. You got me. Seriously though, I would really recommend getting a clue Publius. I think they are on sale at Wal-mart. I’ll check for you! While I was grateful for the opportunity to work there, I didn’t really need the money at all. It was more to keep an eye on things, and thank God I did. In terms of my prior employment, let’s just say the recession was a pain in the ass and leave it at that. Anyone who knows me would agree my work situation is not the best, however it does allow certain scheduling in connection with other matters, none of which have anything to do with blogging, board meetings or trips to Legislative Hall.

      I don’t claim any mantra or have a public mandate. But it’s funny you should talk about online identities. I’m glad you have so much time to come on here with your all-important job and your contribution to your community. Did you have time for board meetings during your rigor at work Publius? It would be very tough for me to know that given, well, you know, something would have to show up…

      While Kowalko and I certainly agree on matters in education, you would be very surprised how apart we are on other issues. I know you’re big on nick names, but I’ll settle for real names. The whole JoKo Ono and Uncle John stuff gets boring real fast, and you and your brethren of witty (not really) commenters are causing folks to bail on commenting on here. But I have no problem fighting fire with fire (cause I’m a firestarter, right last?)

      What I can say, and I’ll leave at this, you have NO IDEA the amount of shit that’s about to hit the fan in this state. I would make sure your house is in order very fast and everything is on the up and up.

      If it makes you feel better to present me as something less than what your frontal cortex knows to be reality, be my guest. I could give a rats ass either way. Now pardon me whilst I goest to my blog to scribe some biased ideologies.

      Oh, and by the by, usually if I put a smiley face after something, it’s called sarcasm. I’m not going to pretend to be the grammar and spelling police cause I’m guilty of it too.

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    • lastDEconservative

      “I have no problem fighting fire with fire (cause I’m a firestarter, right last?)”

      I dunno, dude, I’m having to rethink that. If a sadly bitter fellow starts a fire and nobody warms his hands …

      Thanks for the entertainment, Pub and KO. The suspense level was such that my popcorn bag is still full and my soda pop hopelessly diluted melted ice.

      — the witty last

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    • I see I’ve earned more disparaging descriptions from our esteemed representative. Glad to know this is what Mr k thinks and expresses for all kilroys followers to see. Is this the representation you want?

      I AM STILL WAITING FOR INTELLIGENT RESPONSES THAT ACTUALLY ADDRESS THE REAL PROBLEMS. I truly am cowardly waiting for my paid representative to do his job instead of insulting those he has taken an oath to represent. Keep insulting people Mr k, your legacy will be quite the gold standard, of what I cannot say in this forum. And I’m self indulgent, hmm?
      I challenge you to simply explain how untold millions are wasted by our govt and your fit to be tied over 1.1. Do you have no conception of reality ? The crickets are calling.

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  10. john kowalko

    You’re the uninformed, name-caller who chose to describe parents in an unforgivably insensitive and unfair manner. I certainly do not regret calling you out and if you believe you have a right to hide behind your cowardly anonymity and call thousands of Delaware parents vicious names than I certainly have the right to use my actual name and accurately describe you as what you are. You are 100% correct about one thing. You have “EARNED” more disparagement.
    Representative John Kowalko

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    • lastDEconservative

      ” … and from my lofty perch, I reply to none of your inquiries, which are beneath my consideration.”
      -Rep JoKo

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  11. john kowalko

    “and from my hidden place under the bridge I will continue to troll the fetid waters of discontent that I find most satisfying to drink”
    leastDEconversationalist

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