Monthly Archives: February 2017

Governor Carney hammers nails in WEIC’s coffin!

Carney: Funding WEIC proposal would handcuff state , The News Journal

Gov. John Carney said Tuesday a weighted funding model proposed by the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission would “handcuff the state,” especially as it faces a $350 million budget deficit.

He also made it clear there would be little to no funding available in the state’s budget for an ambitious redistricting plan proposed by WEIC in 2015. If approved, the Christina School District would give all of its schools and students in the city limits to the Red Clay Consolidated School District, a move commission members say will create a more unified vision for the city’s students.

Well that puts the final nail in WEIC’s coffin!

Folks the notion Red Clay could improve the lives of student Christina School District has fail is insane! Red Clay’s high poverty students aren’t out achieving Christina’s. It would nothing more than rearranging the chairs on the Titanic.

Carney, who said he is committed to improving education in the state, said he isn’t wedded to the weighted funding model. He spoke instead of “opportunity grants” for schools and restructuring Title I funding to better help students with special educational needs.

Johnny, I don’t think you can mix Title 1 funding with IDEA funding! Also, Title 1 is strained as it is! 

“We have weighted funding,” he said. “It’s called Title I.” Johnny, do you have a medical marijuana card for that shit you’re smoking! Title 1 funding is “supplemental funding”. And you shouldn’t be using Title 1 teachers in the state teacher to student funding ratio. Title 1 is “supplemental funding”. 

“The department is going to be one that is dedicated to support and service,” Education Secretary Susan Bunting said.

“You have my commitment that we are going to work with you to make this possible,” she said. “No money, but we’re going to make progress.”

Wasn’t this lady the Super of Indian River School District ? Say no $$$ more ! 

While WEIC previously predicted it would take an additional $6 million in state funding to make redistricting possible, it now predicts a funding gap of between $7.5 million and $10 million.

That wouldn’t even cover the repairs to Christina’s schools Red Clay would inherit ! And of course Red Clay Taxpayer will foot the bill! “

There is literally 40 proposals in both of our reports,” Allen said. “Redistricting is one of them.”

No matter how you spin the roulette wheel! Red Clay taxpayers would lose! 

About 4,357 students would switch districts, and Christina would lose eight of its school buildings to Red Clay. An estimated $1.089 billion in tax income would also change hands – though new expenditures taken on by Red Clay would be greater than that additional revenue.

And thee you have the final nail ! Sleep tight WEIC !!!!!!!!

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No takers on Red Clay open board seat race yet !Who wants to sit at the power table!

AS of today 2/26/2017 no one has filed to run for the open school board seat. 

“The filing deadline for School Board elections is the first Friday in March at 4:30 p.m.”

RED CLAY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT

District “C” expires 2022 –

If you live within this area you can run 

Delaware’s quirky law allowed 16 year olds to vote. @washingtonpost @foxnews

HB 281 Signed into Law September 10, 2010. Republicans didn’t have the foresight to make an amendment to exude Special Election. The intent of the law was clear as it referenced “general elections”. However, laws for those who can vote in special election reverts back to the same for general elections. 

Legislation: HB 381

Current Delaware law allows individuals 18 and older, and those who will turn 18 before the next general election, to register to vote through the Division of Motor Vehicles.  This act would allow 16 year olds to register to vote through the Division of Motor Vehicle at the time they first apply for their driver’s license. Such individuals, however, will not be allowed to vote unless they will turn 18 before the next general election.

Delaware House of Representatives

Date: 5/6/10 05:23 PM

Status: Passed

Vote Type: SM

Yes: 27
No: 9
Not Voting: 3
Absent: 2

Hansen way out in from of Marino re: Delaware 10th Senate Race! DEGOP leaders blindsided with 16th year-olds vote loophole.

Stephanie Hansen leads looks to big for John Marino to overtake ! Loophole in the law allowed 16 year-olds to vote in Special Elections! Law has been on the books since 2010. Delaware GOP Officials asleep at the wheel! Marino’s team found out a bit late whereas Hansen team played the card! Hansen’s lead is big and odds are the 16 year-old factor wouldn’t have made a difference!

Election official is a good guy and the law is correct!

You know we see a bunch of bull shit divide over Trump’s victory and I for one say, it is what it is so given Hansen the respect!  I hope she can help put an end to Delaware’s death spiral but she has a lot of political payback owed to others.

I enjoyed hanging out on Facebook with the Marino crew who did a great job! Marino didn’t lose! Delaware did!    

I am sure they’ll be some public backlash about 16 year-olds being allowed to vote in this Special Election! 

Delaware GOP leadership hangs on the outcome of Special Election in 10th Senate District!

I am still holding to my prediction John Marino will still win the Special Election in the 10th Senate District. However, GOP leadership caught off guard with issue of 16 year-olds be able to vote! Yes !!!!!!!! Loophole in the law would allow 16 year-olds pre-registered at time of getting their driver’s licences!

Delaware GOP leadership and John Marino’s campaign team jump into action and phone tree was lit-up to get all GOP 16 year-olds out to vote before 8:00 p.m.

Marino’s loss would me major shakeup in Delaware GOP leadership! But I am still call it for Marino !

Delaware State Election official blunders interpetation of law ! And No Lavelle you didn’t sponsor law! You voted NO ! @CNN @washingtonpost UPDATE ! No blunder ! State Election official correct!

UPDATE !!!!!!!!!! Special Election Law 

Title 15

Chapter 71

(a) Every special election in a representative or senatorial district shall be provided for, opened, held, conducted and closed and the result thereof ascertained and certified in the same manner, at the same places and subject to the same laws, so far as the same may be applicable, as prescribed for the general election; unless otherwise provided for in this chapter or elsewhere in this title.

Looks like loop hole in the law that will allow these 16 year olds to vote !!

UPDATE AND OMG !!!!! Election officials may be correct !!!!!!! The next General Election is November 2018 and technically those 16 today will most likely be 18 at the “next General Election” OMG ! But wait! Let’s review the law for “Special Elections”  

House Bill 381 145th General Assembly (2009 – 2010)

SPONSOR:

Rep. Longhurst & Sen. McDowell

Reps. Barbieri, Carson, George, J. Johnson, Q. Johnson, Keeley, Kowalko, Mitchell, Plant, Schooley, Schwartzkopf, Scott, B. Short, Viola, Walls, D.E. Williams, D.P. Williams; Sen. Blevins, Hall-Long, Katz

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES  

145th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

 

HOUSE BILL NO. 381

 

 

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 15 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

 

Section 1.  Amend §1701, Title 15 of the Delaware Code by designating the entirety of the existing section as subsection “(a)” thereof and by adding a new subsection “(b)” thereto as follows:

“(b) The Department shall permit registration of any citizen and bona fide resident of this State 16 years of age or older through the Division of Motor Vehicles as set forth in §2050(a) of this Chapter, provided that such applicant shall not be a qualified voter unless the person will be 18 years of age or older on or before the day of the general election next succeeding the applicant’s registration.”.

Section 2.  The provisions of this Act shall take effect on January 1, 2012.

 

SYNOPSIS

Current Delaware law allows individuals 18 and older, and those who will turn 18 before the next general election, to register to vote through the Division of Motor Vehicles.  This act would allow 16 year olds to register to vote through the Division of Motor Vehicle at the time they first apply for their driver’s license.  Such individuals, however, will not be allowed to vote unless they will turn 18 before the next general election.

Breaking News !Reports of 16 year-olds voting in Delaware Senate Race !!! @delawareonline @wdel

ATTENTION: If you are 16 or above, you may vote in this election. Democrats seem to know of some loophole?? So we have just been informed at 5:23 that 16 AND ABOVE CAN VOTE!!! I CANNOT EVEN BELIEVE THIS! Please take your 16 and ups to vote for John Marino!

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Kilroy’s Delaware NO read this! “Yesterday, September 8th, Delaware governor Jack Markell signed into law House Bill 381, allowing 16 year olds to preregister to vote at age 16 when they register for a driver’s license. While the teenagers will be preregistered to vote, they will not be eligible to vote until after their 18th birthday.” http://www.fairvote.org/new-delaware-law-allows-16-year…

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Lisa Marie Mercaldo Radke Department of Elections is letting them vote!
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Lisa Marie Mercaldo Radke 16 year old Democrats have been voting ALL DAY LONG!!!
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Lisa Marie Mercaldo Radke Dept of Elections is letting them, but when some of our kids tried to vote they were denied.
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Cindy Ray Cook You knew they’d try to steal it……again !
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Martin Nicholson Age: Must be 18 years of age by the date of the next General Election
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Lisa Marie Mercaldo Radke This is not a general election.
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Martin Nicholson This is illegal and does not follow the Federal Constitution. This does not fall under the 10th…
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Joseph Lanzendorfer
Joseph Lanzendorfer So if any democrats were allowing 16-year-olds to vote just because they were pre-registered, they were breaking the law. I doubt the people at the polls were allowing this. There names shouldn’t have even been on the lists.
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Lisa Marie Mercaldo Radke They are allowing it.
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Lisa Marie Mercaldo Radke The names are on the list.
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Lisa Marie Mercaldo Radke If you have a drivers license, you are automatically registered and your name comes up in the registry. They obviously knew this.
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School districts call for more referendums while doing nothing about deadbeats like Wanxiang!

By Jack Wells 

Why we must reduce funding in our Department of Education and our 19 school districts NOW.  Fund.  our schools or overhead. 

Currently Delaware’s home foreclosures rank 2th in the nation, until our Governor, our legislators and some of our school boards, especially Red Clay’s,  realize the property owners in New Castle County are hurting financially, foreclosures and delinquent school taxes will increase.   

It’s ALARMING that delinquent school taxes in New Castle County have increased from $17,274,903 in 2012 to $50,512,276 by November 2016, an increase of 341.9%. {If the senior tax credit of $500.00 is rescinded, this will make these problems worst.} 

Provided below by district, is delinquent school taxes in 2012,2016 and percent of increase. 

                                                                 

       2012               2016             Increase      Increase
  1,526,547      3,068,582      1,542,035         101.0       Appoquinimink
  2,375,895      7,137,251      4,761,356         200.0       Brandywine
  4,839,627    13,478,596      8,638,969         178.5       Christina
  3,324,084      6,922,340      3,598,256         108.2       Colonial
  3,700,858    16,082,998    12,382,140         334.5       Red Clay
  1,507,892      3,822,506      2,314,614         153.4        NCCVT
17,274,903   50,512,276     33,237,373        192.4 

 

Our Governor, our legislators and some of our school boards have a choice, fund our schools based on the needs of our children, or continue to provide excessive funding for overhead in DOE and our 19 school districts. {I convinced if overhead is not reduced, our schools will received less and less funding.} 

Debt-Service-FY13.pdf

http://auditor.delaware.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2017/01/Debt-Service-FY13

 

Delaware Death Watch re: election 10th senate 2/25/2017! Elect Hansen Delaware dies !

No disrespect  to a few democratic elected state official that I admire and respect! But your party allowed Jack Markell  to destroy the solid foundation that once made Delaware a beautiful  safe state to build a career and raise a family! Our prisons are in crisis to a point of Helter Skelter! Our State Police force is underfunded and undermanned! Wilmington is Murdertown USA! Jack Markell’s re-engineering of Delaware’s public school system was a train wreck victimizing amazing public school teachers and our children! Electing Stephanie Hansen will be rewarding failure and would continue the collapsing  of this amazing state!

If your worried about John Marino and man who put himself in harm’s way during his years as a police officer followed by serving his community! I’d say don’t worry! Worry about Stephanie Hansen who couldn’t stand on her own during her campaign and had to have the “former” governor of “Maryland” to campaign for her! Go figure ! Hello !! McFly !! We’re talking a Delaware political race! Why this guy from Maryland coming in? Then there is former V P Joe who had no contact or business with Hansen the last eight years!  Folks the political pony show is all about the democrats maintaining power that would push Delaware deeper in debt as they raise taxes on seniors and small business owners!  Delaware has one of the biggest home foreclosures  in the nation and OMG ! Jack Markells Chinese butt-buddy Wanxiang owes $1,000,000.00 dollars in back school taxes and fines! Red Clay’s share is about $800,000.00! Red Clay admin tells me to tell my elected officials ! Well duh! Red Clay school board members are elected officials! Hansen doesn’t have the GRIT to confront these issues !! John Marino does!

To all the voters in the Delaware 10th Senate District! Please help take Delaware off the death watch! Please vote for John Marino!  Save our state ! Elect John Marino!            

Will Delaware continue the death spiral by election Hansen or will Delaware rise out by electing Marino?

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Kilroy supports Mike Matthews 100% re: DSEA PREZ

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I’ve been very hard on Mike Matthews during the campaign that end in a tie for President of DSEA  because I have high expectation of Mike! Leadership isn’t about the leader but rather those who are led! I push this poor boy to the Kilroy test and pushed him to the edge! He get’s it! He’ll be on a stage with no curtains and no place to hide! I am confident he’ll deliver! 

“Ready to lead” That’s what it’s about Mike! “Our” public school teachers needs a leader not a puppet! That is why the status quo within doesn’t want you!

Teachers and other members of DSEA if you think it’s a waste to vote because you feel disenfranchised  then stick in the eyes of those who made you feel that way! A vote for Mike Matthews is for real change!

Kilroy was spot on about DSTP, Race to The Top, Commin Core Standards and the Smarter Balanced Assements! And I am hear to tell you, the vouchers are coming! You better line up shoulder to shoulder now! Don’t let DSEA take you down another Race to The Top road! Cards need to be on the table this go-around!

Vote for Mike Matthews !!!! 

 

The Brits needs worry about their house !

Possible serial rapist and kidnapper on the lose in NCC! Immigrant???

Police seek man in 2 NCCo kidnappings, sexual assaults , The News Journal

Investigators believe the assaults have been carried out by the same man, described by police as about 5-feet-8-inches to 5-feet-10-inches, with a medium build and a distinct accent.

WTF ! “Distinct accent” What Hill Billy, New York, Japanese, British, Arab, Ghetto, Mexican or what?  What F’ing kind of game is the county playing?? How can the community be watchful if information is held back!  

Folks crime is out of control in Delaware and not just Wilmington! Streets out of control! Prisons out of control ! And businesses don’t want to relocate in this unsafe state!

Our police and prisons are under staffed! I think it getting close to call out the national guards! 

It’s Time to Get Real About Education

Teaching in DC

Teachers and school leaders are tired of being scapegoats for political ambitions and campaign talking points. We’re tired of photo ops and symbolic gestures.

It’s time we get real about education.

It’s time we recognize that concentrated poverty has adverse effects on student well-being and learning. Education reform leaders and politicians must develop a more comprehensive plan to address certain issues, such as the lack of healthy food choices in poor neighborhoods or business/job opportunities.

It’s time we recognize that the school-to-prison pipeline is really a neighborhood-to-prison pipeline. Education reform leaders and politicians must address government housing policies and policing policies.

It’s time we recognize that school leaders and teachers are not scapegoats but are the very people who sacrifice their own lives to help improve the lives of students, on a daily basis. Education reform leaders and politicians must move beyond repeating the “bad teacher” or “bad school” narrative…

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