Publius lets just pretend Delaware Governor John Carney actually visits Kilroy’s Delaware. What would you tell him about the condition of Delaware’s public schools and what action needs to take place?
I’ll go first! Dear Governor John Carney, during the 2008 gubernatorial primary debates sponsored by DSEA you mention decentralizing the Delaware Department of Education. Does that still hold true for when you take office as the next Delaware Governor? Will you return the control Delaware’s public school system to the state by taking it out of Rodel’s $$$$$$ political charades? Will you continue the reckless path Governor Markell has been taking? John, we need to hear from you! Many of us so-called naysayers want to work with you. We were right about Race to The Top, Common Core Standards and the Smarter Balance Assessment, all inspired by the Wall Street ponzi scheme with Jack Markell being the gatekeeper allow the Trojan Horse in Delaware! As far as all the standardized testing, can we at least go back to testing grades 3, 5, 8 and 10? Let the districts and charter schools do their own off-year benchmark assessments without dictation from the state.
As far as Kilroy, look, I am giving you this advice for free! However, once settled in as Delaware’s next governor, I am asking that you give some serious consideration in hiring Mike Matthews as your educational advisory. Though he isn’t the brightest light-bulb of bunch ;), he has been maturing to a point of a real sense of balance between labor needs and real world needs of our children. Kilroy has been hard on Matthews to counteract those whispering in his ear, protect labor at all cost. Long ago Publius told Matthews to take off the Rolling Stones concert T-shirt and grow up! Matthews has been spotted around town in a suit and tie. I think with a shopping trip with Merv, Hugh and Sam we might convince Matthews the Neapolitan look is the way to go. But all-in-all Mike Matthews might make a valued asset to your leadership as education advisory . Now for my wish, I’d like to see your first executive order being, ordering all traditional school boards, votech school boards and charter school board record the public session of their board meeting and place recording on their website for all to hear within 7 days after the board meeting. All traditional school districts in New Castle County already do this voluntarily. So does Capital and Delmar school districts. The state board of education does so per legislation.
For all you Kilroy visitors, its open-mic! Tell Delaware’s next governor John Carney changes you like to see in regards to Delaware’s public education.