OMG Exceptional Delaware attempting to out someone! Kevin not good dude!

Why It Is Necessary To Reveal A High-Profile Source…. Posted on   By Exceptional Delaware 

As well, through WordPress capabilities, which I vaguely hinted to you before in an effort to give you a heads up, when you use multiple screen names to comment on WordPress blogs, the IP address stays the same, and the host (in this case, me) can see this.  You have been commenting on my blog for a long time under numerous pseudonyms including “MHS”, “Dee”, “Former HS Math Teacher”, “it could go either way”, “You’re kidding right”, as well as others.  Under these many different aliases, you have attempted to sway public opinion in regards to several different matters I’ve written about.  While this is certainly your constitutional right, I find it very manipulative in a position such as your own to do so and it is not something a State Board of Education Executive Director should be doing.  I am unable to verify if you are the same MHS that has commented on Kilroy’s Delaware the past several years, but given the nature of the comments I am inclined to believe it.  

One of the bloggers golden rule is you don’t out anyone! Kilroy might be a scumbag to many but trust and confidentially is a must. Now I get pissed when someone hiding behind a screen name makes “deep” personal attacks to other commenting. I’ve asked people to stop and even put people on moderation (where each comment is screened). I’ve come under personal attacks and it goes with the job :). I’ve removed comments made against another and I even deleted blog posts of my own. There are some who “think” the can manipulable me into deleting post. However, so are playing with fire !

I see Kilroy’s as a virtual kitchen table (Keep an eye on Markell because he’ll steal the phrase) and sure I put the meat on the table via truths, half-lies and even out-right lies. I like to say, I drive debate and in debate is truth and sometimes compromises.

Blogs should and must be a safe-haven for those working in education and government to engage the public and many have reasons to protect their ID’s as in they’ll get fired or reprimanded. Far too long many good people stayed silent and blogs can be a safe way for them to express themselves, share good and bad position and even give us inside information.

My rule of not exposing anyone still stands and I must remind everyone though I’ll never reveal you ID but if you liable yourself and a court order was issued for your ID , its on you!

Personally I don’t care if Satan comes here to play or his understudy Publius 🙂 Like in politics, there are extremes (views and opinions) on both ends of the spectrum. However, the sane world lives in the middle where rational consensus exists. If you can’t stand the heat stay out of the kitchen!     

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21 responses to “OMG Exceptional Delaware attempting to out someone! Kevin not good dude!

  1. Publius e decere

    Whoa my Bro … “Satan’s understudy”? :-).

    I got to agree that ‘Lil Kevin is well off the reservation. And out of line. And OCD to the max. Probably off his meds. And certainly beyond behavior that would make his family and/or his employer proud. But hey-now I was just standing on the city curb, minding my own business smoking a smokeless cig and waiting for the bus. Satan? I must say I’ll have to “pitch” your “fork”ing attitude on that point. 🙂

    Now that that little trouble is off my chest:

    1. What is everyone’s speculation on the outcome-scores of SBAC?
    2. Why didn’t CSD’s union leadership act to preserve jobs?
    3. Isn’t Red Clay’s “campus model” for Priority Schools the right approach?
    4. Isn’t CSD’s intransigence on nearly every innovation the wrong approach?
    5. Isn’t Kilroy’s high-road on blog etiquette the right path?

    I could go on, but Small-Ball-KO would not fare well.

    Publius

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  2. 1) way down, but more importantly, who cares they are a joke
    2) they did
    3) nope
    4) nope
    5) ??

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  3. Kilroy says: :Blogs should and must be a safe-haven for those working in education and government to engage the public and many have reasons to protect their ID’s as in they’ll get fired or reprimanded”.

    When professionals employed by the government opine anonymously on any blogs to manipulate and disenfranchise the public and the truth and deliberately try to instigate imbroglios to distract from a legitimate dialogue on policy then perhaps they should be fired. Maybe they can grab a job with the “National Enquirer” although they would have to probably lose their cowardly cloak of privileged anonymity. Case in point would be the disgusting and unsubstantiated “anonymous” rumor-mongering that cast aspersions on a seriously ill Freeman Williams implying that his leave of absence was provoked by some unidentified wrongdoing. Any of you despicable and cowardly buffoons of anonymity should feel free to call me on my cell (That will preserve your identity from the public) and attempt to justify your petty and mean-spirited, insignificant right to malign and berate those who are much more moral than you’ll ever live to be.
    Representative John Kowalko 302 547 9351

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    • Publius e decere

      john,

      The CSD board led the pack with that rumor. They met on August 4th with the following announced purpose in executive session:
      ” Personnel Matters including a Discussion of the Superintendent’s Competencies and Abilities”. The following morning the Super went on leave. Isn’t the CSD Board the primary purveyor of these aspersions you detest?

      publius

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    • the board president called the meeting and used code for the reason. The meeting was wholly unnecessary and has caused CSD irreparable harm for having been held, IMO.

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    • The meeting was the supers review and the aspersions cast and damage down was by John Young. Imo

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    • revisionism. patent.

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    • ask about meeting before meeting. ask about describing a future vote. ask about meeting with staff after ill named meeting.

      Go ahead. I’ll wait.

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    • And I assume you have real tangible proof of these allegations?

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  4. Publius e decere

    On #2 I read on a blog comment (arguably made by the union leadership) that the union leadership turned down a 2% across the board pay cut offer by the district (to avoid layoffs) and as a result to get to the dollar amount of savings your district had to cut far more than 2% of the jobs (approx. 4-5% of all jobs) because the district had to cut from the lowest paid ranks.

    In short, those with seniority refused to take a small pay cut and thus caused the layoffs. If I am misinformed, can you clarify?

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  5. Linda Calder

    I take issue with the statement by Publius (whoever you are – I use my real name because I stand behind what I say) that Kevin is off the reservation. Kevin has consistently told us the truth and only when forced to, did he out the state employee who lied and misled all of us to believe that two of the Christina Board members had reported financial mismanagement. Bloggers have a code about not outing people who post on their blog, but I do not believe that was ever intended to protect current members of our state government who deliberately used the blog to achieve their own ends. And Kilroy, I have admired the way that you have taken on the Red Clay School District, but I think that you should take a hard look at what Kevin is dealing with and how the DOE used him to promote their own agenda. I will always believe that the truth trumps keeping private those who participate in commenting on a blog, when their sole purpose is to promote the agenda of a failed administration. By doing that I believe that they have forfeited their rights to remain anonymous!

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  6. Reblogged this on Exceptional Delaware and commented:
    I’ve never blogged a reblog, but today is a first for many things. I appreciate Kilroy’s point of view on this matter. To clarify, it was not an attempt, it was done. For all to see. And I would do the same in a heartbeat. I’ve received numerous emails in regards to this from various individuals. I’ve seen comments on the original post, and on here. To those who are berating me about this, where are your comments about what was done? Those things don’t matter in the realm of “blogger honor”?
    When I started Exceptional Delaware, it wasn’t to have a virtual table as Kilroy calls his blog. That is certainly Kilroy’s right, and I would never tell him how to run his blog. My blog has always been about getting to the truth in this crazy Delaware education arena. To say it has been surreal would be an understatement. But I have always attempted and done my best to deliver that truth. The lines of truth became very fuzzy in two situations recently: the Smarter Balanced scores and the Christina School District. In both these areas of controversy, I was given misleading and false information. It was very convincing information, and I acted on it. I truly didn’t know who to believe until I brought it up at the Christina board meeting the other night in public comment. As I stood directly in front of Harrie Ellen Minnehan, and lobbied an accusation against her and another board member, and gave the information that was presented to me as best I could, I saw the look in her eyes. It was that of betrayal, like I shot her through the chest. It didn’t register at first, because she stopped me from continuing to talk and denied the allegation. It was at this moment I realized I had been bamboozled. I also knew, based on my comment, it wouldn’t be very difficult for anyone to figure out where I got my information from. I received a Facebook message from Harrie Ellen that night, very upset. And I don’t blame her. And I want to apologize to her, right here, right now, and say I’m sorry. And to Shirley Saffer as well. I believed Donna Johnson over them, and I was wrong. I took the information provided to me and ran with it because it made sense in an odd and twisted way based on the delivery of the information and the timing. I had communicated with Donna in the past, but never over the phone. But I now realize I was wrong. I struggled all day on Wednesday with what to do with this information, and how to go about it. Do I call Donna Johnson? Do I respond to Harrie Ellen? I knew if I called Donna it would give her a major heads up and she would cover her tracks very fast. I didn’t know what to say to Harrie Ellen cause I was embarrassed. As I struggled to figure it all out, I went back and read all of it, everything Donna had said in comments on my blog, and in emails, and more recently in texts. I realized I was being played, and to the unseeing observer, it wouldn’t look like much. But I knew, and I knew I had to do something about it.
    If it were anyone else, I would not have outed them. But I write about education, and when the Executive Director of the State Board of Education is giving me false information, there is no easy way to handle that. I made a call, and I stand by that call.

    I could have outed our good friend Publius a thousand times, but I never have. But that does not mean he has carte blanche to attack me anytime he wants. Kilroy stated in the below article on how he will intervene if comments get too personal. But yet he allows this Publius to constantly say whatever he wants to insult others, and Publius keeps doing it. So I’m sorry Kilroy, but I don’t really see you doing this based on the fact that Publius seems to get this pass from you. If that is blogger honor. A few weeks ago he went after me as a parent of a special needs child, and now he is making comments about my family and employer? What do either of those have to do with anything? Publius doesn’t draw attention, he draws disgust, from many.

    This was not a decision I made lightly, and I knew I would get heat for it. And I shoulder that responsibility. But at the end of the day, at least for me, my blogging has always been about informing parents. For a long time, I didn’t even get many comments. But I didn’t care, because I knew articles were read. But somewhere along the way, people like Donna, as well as others, thought they could use my blog to not only discredit me, but also to get their agendas going, which I am vehemently against. Not because it isn’t good for me. It’s not good for my son, it’s not good for teachers, and it certainly isn’t good for the students of Delaware. As more and more parents eyes open and realize, without any help from me, what is really going on with education, they seek me out. They seek Kilroy out, and Kavips, and all the rest. They find us. It’s how I started. And that is what Exceptional Delaware is, a place to find the truth in education. As is Kilroys. But my blog is not a haven for any government or education official to use me or my blog to further the very same things I write about. I will stand by that until the end of time. And that’s why I did what I did.

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    • So there was a Dan Rather moment, DOE was involved which means Curly was involved, a school district was involved, a blogger who reported potentially slanderous unverifiable information was involved and a Representative defends said pawn-like blogger for having moral character.

      And the nobodies trying to be semi-informed without being drawn into a soap-opera world are told they are cowardly, selfish and stupid for not willingly contributing more of their livelihood and identity to efforts by some of these governmental entities which fail them.

      There is no pleasure in this. The fact that it happened and will happen again paints very clearly that the cynicism of the nobodies is warranted.

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    • M Ryder, welcome to Delaware! I will fully admit I got entangled in a web not by my design, and I reported facts as they were provided to me by those whose motivations still remain unclear. I have yet to hear back from Donna Johnson or Dr. Gray on this matter. This is the heart of it, so if you want to cast blame, please do it where it is warranted.

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    • Publius e decere

      Setting aside your conceit, I was addressing the selective Representative.

      You really are, quite …

      Publius

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  7. Publius e decere

    Two wrongs don’t make it right. It makes two wrongs. No matter who the Tool is. And no matter whether or not all of the lights are on.

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  8. Publius e decere

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    • Really Publius, you’re going to submit a link that protects users on Tor? A place that leads to the Dark Internet where drugs and assault weapons are traded like commodities as well as other illegal activities? And I’m pretty sure this isn’t a case of anonymity in a whistle-blower case, but someone purposely giving me false information with the intent to cause social chaos.

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  9. Natalie Ganc

    Typical Delaware. The Executive Director of the State Board of Education is in a relationship with a Constituent Relations Specialist in MARKELL’s office! Talk about a conflict of interest. Does it surprise anyone that she feeds the Markell agenda to whomever will tune in?

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  10. IN DEFENSE OF KEVIN OHLANDT A MAN OF CHARACTER
    In response to a recent Kilroy post regarding the sacrosanct/sanctimonious preservation without reservation of blog commenter anonymity I authored the following comment:
    Kilroy says: “Blogs should and must be a safe-haven for those working in education and government to engage the public and many have reasons to protect their ID’s as in they’ll get fired or reprimanded”.
    “When professionals employed by the government opine anonymously on any blogs to manipulate and disenfranchise the public and the truth and deliberately try to instigate imbroglios to distract from a legitimate dialogue on policy then perhaps they should be fired. Maybe they can grab a job with the “National Enquirer” although they would have to probably lose their cowardly cloak of privileged anonymity. Case in point would be the disgusting and unsubstantiated “anonymous” rumor-mongering that cast aspersions on a seriously ill Freeman Williams implying that his leave of absence was provoked by some unidentified wrongdoing. Any of you despicable and cowardly buffoons of anonymity should feel free to call me on my cell (That will preserve your identity from the public) and attempt to justify your petty and mean-spirited, insignificant right to malign and berate those who are much more moral than you’ll ever live to be”.
    Representative John Kowalko 302 547 9351
    I believe that it is now appropriate to pen a few words of support on behalf of a blogger and a man of principles and scruples who chooses to fight for others with a fervor and dedication uncommon on most sites. Kevin shouldn’t have to suffer the criticism of those independent authors of opinions known as “bloggers” who have become purveyors of false rumors, whispered innuendos and outright manipulation of honest rhetoric under the guise of some self-aggrandizing code of anonymity that only Joe McCarthy could truly appreciate. Allowing and encouraging participation in conversation by having reasonable protections against unjust punishment can be acceptable to an extent. But when it is discovered that these identity protections have allowed the unscrupulous and unconscionable ones to manipulate the truth and slanderously attack legitimacy for their own agenda then it is incumbent that these social media hosts identify the miscreants and expose their narcissistic motives in order to protect their own integrity and that of others.
    I truly believe that it is not that Kevin needs my defense as much as blanket and unfettered anonymity by commenters needs to be reexamined. Enabling people to express a position or opinion cannot be used as an excuse for emboldening people to spew invectives and lies and assassinate character.
    When I was growing up in a row home in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia I remember many times that my mom would be hanging laundry or beating rugs in the tiny cyclone fenced-in backyard. In this densely populated neighborhood there would invariably be two, three or even four adjoining yards with similar activities. These women would go about their chores and as a tight-knit group of friends they would converse about events that happened, might happen, to whom and by whom. It was almost like a morning coffee klatch and few topics were off limits. Information not gossip usually prevailed and sometimes it merited serious tones. What was striking, however, was the almost reverential exclusion of accusations, false presumptions or condemning rumor-mongering about others who weren’t there. At first I thought that there was a code of honor of sorts. I have since realized that throughout these exchanges, (over clothes-prop and clothes-pin installation), the atmosphere of cordiality and respect was engendered by the fact that they all could see each other and knew each other and stood and worked face to face with each other. There was no cloak of anonymity that would/could embolden them to a subjective, vindictive or false attack on someone’s integrity or foment some rumor that would harm not help a situation or person. This is what blanket identity immunity on blogsites can condemn society too if left unchecked and unfettered.
    So Kevin, with all sincerity, I say to you that you are a man of intelligence and indisputable honor who has exercised his right to occupy the moral high ground by revealing motives and agendas and identities of the unscrupulous. Understand that when you closely scrutinize some of those tiny moving creatures that appear to resemble piss-ants scurrying to and fro, that they are in fact piss-ants, often busying themselves with what’s left to them of societies concern for their existence and vice-versa. And if you put your ear down very close to listen you will often hear the sounds of nothing. You don’t need me to say this but you are a man and a father of impeccable and impeachable character and I love you for that.
    Your friend,
    John Kowalko

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