Imperial Wizard Carney puts blessing hands on NCS

Carney vetoes bill to expand Newark Charter’s preference zone but exclude Wilmington kids / NewsWorks

Gov. John Carney vetoed a bill Thursday that would remove the five-mile radius for enrollment preference at Delaware charter schools, arguing that it “unfairly excludes some of our most vulnerable” Wilmington students.

I’ve defended Governor Carney from getting bashed re: budget. Governor Markell left Governor Carney a pile of shit when it comes to state finances and economy. However, Governor Carney stepped out of that pile of shit and just laid the foundation for his own pile of shit. 

The only charter school admission preference that should be permissible is the applicant must live within the traditional school district that it is located in. Carney’s veto is a slap in the face of civil rights.

 “Educating our children is both a moral and an economic imperative, and the achievement gap in the state of Delaware is a problem that cannot be ignored,” Carney wrote in his veto letter. “At-risk students across our state, but especially in the city of Wilmington, are not getting the education that they deserve.”  

So support the NCS five-mile radius locking out city of Wilmington at-risk students gives them what they deserve? WTF

Sokola, a Democrat who represents the senatorial district in which Newark Charter is located, acknowledged in May during an interview with WHYY that he would not support the bill and it would likely not pass the Senate if it didn’t exclude Wilmington.

His main reasons, Sokola said then, was that it would cause “logistical challenges” in transportation and parental involvement because Newark Charter is about 16 miles from Wilmington.

So school Choice is for isn’t working unless the student attends a school within five-miles of his home? Damn Dave! Dave, weren’t you a founding board member of CSN. Remember when you use to sit on CSN’s board? So sad Dave! 

Three Democratic state representatives — Stephanie Bolden and Charles Potter of Wilmington and John Kowalko of Newark – along with state NAACP president Linwood Jackson protested in May that the bill is “discriminatory and unlawful” and sought a legal opinion from Attorney General Matt Denn.

“Discrimination is racial, whether it’s against minorities or poor kids,” Bolden said then in an interview.

Folks you are pissing in the wind! I support you but in Delaware, the white knights rules!  


One response to “Imperial Wizard Carney puts blessing hands on NCS

  1. Welcome back Kilroy. Glad you are happy with your relocation. I told you you were headed to better pastures. NCC is a bastion of stupidity.

    Just an informational link to contradict the anti-charter, alt-left, SJW’s.

    The 5 mile radius argument is bogus. The CSD district borders are the real problem and nobody, other than the WEIC, is even willing to comment on it. The current non contiguous district is a political football, not a beneficial educational tool. Racism or discrimination accusations are just statements of red meat to get the SJW’s fired up. All parents have the right to guide their children’s education and letting the state direct where kids go via busing is utter crap. Kowalko can spout his class warfare rhetoric but this isn’t about class or race warfare, it’s about constitutional rights of parents and personal responsibility. Please read the Constitution and recognize Americans have the right to associate with whom they want and where they want based on a court case in support of the NAACP (of all things).
    The state telling parents where their children MUST attend is in direct opposition to the constitutional rights of Americans to associate with whom they want. Schools are not that much different. THIS IS NOT A JUSTIFICATION TO BE RACIST, rather a clear explanation that if parents don’t want their kids to be in danger or exposed to dysfunctional social behavior (like muggings, fights and killings in school bathrooms) then they should have that right.
    Community schooling works on so many levels, both socially and economically (transportation costs alone) that to say it doesn’t is just a completely obtuse argument. There are no civil rights violations other than a judge’s court order that says children must be bused 20 miles from their home. Christina has been prevented from providing community schooling because of its borders. FIX the district borders and the districts will be better able to deal with their problems. Christina controls its schools, there is nothing stopping the district from making a school like NCS for students in the Wilmington portion of the district. They don’t because they have class warfare mentality and despise grouping kids by ability. NCS didn’t create the problem. A judge, a district, a DOE, and limp wristed, personality disorder politicians did.
    Just a few quick questions: Why does JY or Christina district want to demand all their district students to have access to NCS anyway (a school they have not been particularly supportive of)? Why are they so concerned with certain district students’ access to a charter school they don’t like? Wouldn’t it be better to address their students’ issues in the schools their students are already enrolled? Just sayin it sounds a lot like a crab mentality. (If Wilmington kids can’t have a community school like NCS, then no one should). NCS (or other charters within CSD) has no control over CSD and vice versa. Had CSD embraced or adopted charter schools (or magnates) sooner, maybe the situation would be different.
    Again, welcome back Kilroy! They do drive slower in lower DE.