One way to fix that, Rich suggested:
“There hasn’t been property reassessment in New Castle County since 1983; there hasn’t been property reassessment in Kent County since 1986; and there hasn’t been property reassessment since 1974,” he said. “And anyone who believes that the value of property along the coast and Sussex County hasn’t changed since 1974, is not paying very much attention to what’s going on.”
Property reassessment would be political suicide in a presidential election year. And it won’t be a magic wand either.
“I don’t know what level of energy there’s going to be to take on tough political battles in 2016, but I’m not sure there’s going to be a way to not wrestle with it in some significant way,” said Herdman.
“I think things like this can be accomplished, but they require leadership, and they require somebody who’s willing to take the hit–because there will be a hit,” GOP Chairman Charlie Copeland said.
He’s proposing a fix that was not included in the Student Success 2025 plan that he said would help fix what he called a “total failure.”
“I bet if a bunch of our students had $15,000 vouchers to go get their education anywhere, there’d be a lot of options, and a lot of schools some of which were internationally competitive that would open up for a lot of those kids that they’re locked out of,” said Copeland.
Over and over we see mismanagement of charter school credit cards and the lack of criminal charges for the abusers. Why hasn’t our legislators made it illegal for charter schools and public schools to have commercial credit card that are not in the P-card system of the state? Adding more money to the pot where there needs to be serious overhaul of public funding to public and charter schools is a fools journey.
Why pour more money into a system that every time there’s a new education reform initiative more administration is add and more consultants come selling their garbage? The Delaware Speaker of the House desk-drawer vetoed legislation requiring all traditional, votech and charter schools to record the public session of their board meetings.
Charlie Copeland’s talk of leadership is a joke! The Delaware Republican Party is so far right it alienates many of their members. Charlie is CEO of a Delaware charter school and when it was in financial stress he couldn’t get a bank loan and had to have a family member front him money for a small interest return.
Rodel pissed away their money on a pipe-dream and now wants to control “more” public education dollars.
Let’s do it right with one school district per county so we can cut the $$$$$$ fat in over-bloated administrator. The taxpayers should be required to $$$ back-fill wrongheaded agendas like Race to The Top, Common Core Standards and The Smarter Balanced Assessment.