Governor Carney has grown some armor over the last 8 years and he has teeth .

Those who think they’re going to get tough with Governor Carney might have a big surprise coming!

John Carney was kicked to the curb in 2008 by those who supported Jack Markell during the 2008 primary. Jack Markell made a first class mess of public education and now as we see, our prison system.  Beating up on Carney for more public school funding by those who kissed Jack Markell’s ass won’t yield $$$$ anything. Thar look in Carney’s reads ,”I didn’t get us in the mess Jack did” and “I am not here to wipe Jack’s ass”.

Education issues has been my niche since I became in the education issue around 1995. Sometimes we get in our out bubble blocking out other important issues in our community! Public education consumes nearly one-third of the state’s budget and then there is the local $$$ share. I think Delaware taxpayers has done $$$$$ plenty to support public education. Blaming teachers for piss-poor performance of many students particularly our high needs kids is unfair! The problem with Delaware school is the Delaware Department of Education and over bloated $$$ district administration. Public education is BROKEN due to leadership not teachers! But I’ll add one thing! We need to end the VT system for those who received poor ratings from the building admins. Delaware allows out highest needs schools to become dumping grown for VT. HOWEVER, in those schools are some of the greatest teachers who are there because they want to be there! The time has come for the district to dictate which schools teachers are  to teach in as long as it’s in their subject matter.

Back to Governor Carney! He appears to be a person who won’t be bullied parents or legislators. And he doesn’t appears to be a person who’ll dream up ass-hat programs like Jack Markell did! I think he will study and digest all the information and facts! Then he will decide a course of action.

Delaware is tipping towards a recession and home forecloses are red flag supporting it! And for those who say, ” if you don’t vote yes for referendums you hate kids”! I’d say which union rep poured Kool-aid in the back of your head! More money isn’t the solution! Better efficiency of current funding is needed! So for those beating up on Governor Carney you might consider demanding you school district to expand their spreadsheet and reveal all their so-called consultants and their pay!

Word to the wise ! Be careful how far you push Carney!  


2 responses to “Governor Carney has grown some armor over the last 8 years and he has teeth .

  1. You have so many themes in this essay, I’m not sure which is the main idea. But I’ll address VT.

    Force teachers into positions they don’t want, and teachers quit the profession in even greater droves than today. Brilliant, Kilroy. 20%+ leave the profession in first five years as it is. Do you really think there aren’t other things they could be doing? Those that can’t, teach? Bullshit. Those that can, teach anyway, because they love to teach. You act as though their profession is conscripted service. It’s a profession with a contract, like any other. If the contract is not acceptable, it won’t be signed. Teachers walk away all the time. All…the…time. To the private sector, or just to other districts. And Pennsylvania/Maryland/New Jersey are close by. So are Charter Schools. You want better Delaware public schools, support teachers with every last ounce of your being. Every last ounce. Stop the back-handed compliments. But given your predisposed feeling that teachers are, or should be, conscripted, it makes it difficult for me to believe you can understand this way of thinking. They volunteer for this profession, Kilroy Volunteer. They apply for jobs in districts or in schools where they want to work. Like nearly everyone. And they can quit just as easily. The lure of the Delaware retirement system (and “free dental”…please….it ain’t) is not why teacher teach, in high needs schools, or elsewhere. And by the way, exactly how many schools in NCC have populations that are less than 30% free/reduced lunch? How many high schools in RCCSD or CSD meet that? Nearly every secondary school in RCCSD and CSD, with very few exceptions (especially secondary) are high needs schools. What percentage of schools in NCC are not high needs? I’m curious to learn your version of reality. Dickinson? Mckean? Christiana? Glasgow? AI?

    Fix the problem. Don’t throw gasoline on it. And why not piss off a few more teachers, while you tell them they aren’t the problem in the same essay? That’s brilliant.

    Quit buying the “schools to prison” nonsense. It’s “community to prison”, with schools being one of the very few things that gives some children, raised in a horrible situation, a chance to get off that path. It’s like blaming the firemen for the fire. Blaming the police for the theft. Blaming the doctor for the illness. Blaming the dentist for the cavity. Teachers did not solve the problems of the community 50 years ago any more than they do today. They fix individuals. They try to give a kid some hope, teach him to read, to think, the problem-solve, and maybe he’ll turn out ok. The rest is up to the parents, family, friends, churches etc.. – parents, by the way, who are impossible to contact, don’t show up for conferences, don’t check homework etc… Let’s be honest. If the 3% of the student’s annual waking hours, that he gets to spend with his high school english teacher, doesn’t overcome the crime on the streets that he has to face on the way to the bus stop, stop blaming the VT process, for goodness sake.


  2. John, who do we blame for social passing? I’m not saying to blame the teachers for that, but why are their hands tied? And how do we help untie them? Do you see this as a big problem?