Carney last year proposed a budget plan that he touted as a new path forward. His spending proposal relied on a mix of tax hikes and spending cuts, such as a hike in the state income tax coupled with a 4.5-percent reduction in each state agency’s discretionary budget.
Snap ! My bad ! Wasn’t Trump ! It was Governor Carney with the help of his band of taxing democratic bedfellows forcing citizens to fill-in the money gap Governor Markell caused. But for sure, the expansion of the nation’s economy as a result of President Trump’s rolling back President Obama’s wrongheaded business hurting executive orders will yield Delaware legitimate cash. In comes Mike Matthew with hat in hand for $$$$ to fund after school Lego Clubs :).
Section 1. Amend Subchapter IV, Chapter 10, Title 14 of the Delaware Code by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows and redesignating accordingly: § 1090 Removal From School Board (a) A member elected to a School board may be removed upon the affirmative vote of at least 60% of the membership of the State Board of Education with the approval of the Governor for any of the following reasons:
Charter school board members as we call them are actually appointed members of the charter schools’ ” Board of Directors”. Charter schools are corporations! Sen Sokola is slicker than dog shit! This his way of protecting charter schools at the same time cutting tradition public education off at the knees. Talk about unethical! Let’s just call this legislation Baumbach’s blunder a window into the real Paul! Shameful!
Legislation circulating among lawmakers this week would allow an appointed board to remove Delaware school board members from office for perceived misconduct, incompetency or willful neglect of duty.
The bill hasn’t been filed yet but is already causing a stir, with some accusing the bill’s sponsors, Rep. Paul Baumbach and Sen. Dave Sokola, of trying to oust school board members unwilling to side with Gov. John Carney on education policy and reform.
Folks this proposed legislation is about removing local public elected school board members from office who verbally oppose legislation supporting Governor Carney’s vision and goals for public education and no doubt Christina School Board member John Young is outspoken against many Rodel laced education reform proposals.
Rep Baumbach and Sen Sokola is proposing legislation the undermines the voice of local voters who has the collective power to force out any local school board member(s), Public local school board members are public elected officials just like Baumbach and Sokola. I wonder! Should local elected school board members have power to remove other elected officials within their school district who opposes the will of local parents?
I am not surprised Sen. Sokola supports this legislation because he has been walking on his knees for the likes of former Gov. Markell and now current Governor Carney. But I am surprised the Rep Baumbach takes the lead on this legislation. Turns out Baumbach is just another guy who wanted to be elected to support the people. Paul infringing out local control isn’t what you were elected for.
As far as John Young! John Young has more courage than any board member I’ve seen in my over 20 years of engagement in public education issues. John is not afraid to speak his mind on many wrongheaded education reform attempts coming from Dover. Don’t surrender John! Without board members who speak up parents don’t have a voice and children are victims of politically and corporate laced education reforms. Control and decisions whats best for children must be done at the local level and by decision-makers whose children are the most impacted. We cannot allow Baumbach and Sokola communist laced legislation to infect our local schools. Hitler’s and his ideology is dead and we need to keep it that way. If Baumback and Sokola wants to run this agenda they need to come out of the democratic party and put their arm bands on for all to see.
Posted onDecember 15, 2017|Comments Off on Delaware Rep Kowalko Speaks Out Against Baumbach and Sokola Communist Legislation
I was recently contacted to sign on to a piece of legislation (attached) that purports to set up a system for removal of elected persons from their positions as locally elected school board members. This legislation is a frightening overreach of authority, poorly thought out, and constitutionally questionable. I therefore took it upon myself to raise the public awareness of this proposal and how it could compromise and negate the intentions and wishes of the voters who elected said board members and would place their fates in the hands of an unelected, gubernatorial board that might have no allegiance to the voting public’s wishes. Therefore I am sending you this message that I sent to all of my colleagues and the Governor. Please share as you feel appropriate.
Christina to Carney: Give us until 2019 to consolidate Wilmington schools Jessica Bies, The News Journal
Last week, parents at a public meeting said they didn’t understand why the state would want to crowd some of the Delaware’s most troubled students into two buildings. At Tuesday’s night meeting, state Rep. John Kowalko, D-Newark, also expressed doubts, calling Carney’s plan for Christina a no-win situation for the school district, school board and Wilmington’s children.
The sums of the entire conversation! PARENTS HAVE SPOKEN !! F U John Carney !
Carney has made it clear he is not in favor of needs-based funding like that outlined in the last bullet point, in part because it gives extra money to school districts serving at-risk kids without holding them accountable for how they use it.
And by consolidating at-risk student population compounds the difficult task of teachers. Data supports school with poverty levels 30% or more have a greater chance of failing. Carney wants to hold teachers accountable but does nothing to hold parents accountable. Children fail because adults fails starting with parents. If there is to be a comprehensive accountability plan it should include parent accountability.
I am surprise DSEA sits in the dark and no step-up and call out Governor Carney’s Trojan Horse plan to unjustly hold teachers accountable for student achievement when the baseline funding of at-risk school is inadequate from day one.
Governor Carney tipped his cards! This plan is about finding ways to hold teachers accountable with consequences. At-risk schools k-12 needs more teachers and lower class-sizes across the board! If Carney want to re-engineer Christina School District and not offer the same for all at-risk student across the state he is defacing civil rights for all students. Why is an at-risk student in Christina more important than at-risk students in Red Clay or Brandywine? Delaware has a problem serving at-risk student statewide and it needs to be addressed statewide! Fund all public schools and charter schools the same way votechs are funded! That’s a start!