What happens to a local school board member who doesn’t play ball with Governor John Carney!

 

 

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7 responses to “What happens to a local school board member who doesn’t play ball with Governor John Carney!

  1. NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

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  2. You’d rather have incompetent, non-qualified, or mental giants in their own mind, on school boards???
    I think the time is right that board members need to be vetted far more and elected on regular election nights. It sure as heck would guarantee a better vote turnout than the 300 or so votes we get now. Furthermore, residents need more assurances that candidates actually have some capabilities beyond being a parent. At least half of the board should have education backgrounds and the other half should have backgrounds in finance. There are far too many legal, logistical, and financial decisions that districts need to make for a simple Mom or Dad who just happens to want to be on the board.

    Could it turn into a, tool to plant board members that align with an administrative policy or particular party??? Yeah, and that ISN’T good either. But clearly a school board with conflicted ideas of what the district should be focused on is a major problem. Being focused on illegal immigrant students siphoning off resources and allowing highly disruptive students to wreak havoc in our classrooms is incompetence at the highest school board level and there is no mechanism short of a school board vote at some obtuse date.

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  3. “Mommy, are those santa’s sleigh bells?”
    “No honey, its the christina school district kicking the can down the road again.”

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  4. “Off with their heads” cried the Red Queen! Delaware the first state in Wonderland. Our leaders have us growing at .9%gdp while others are in the 2% rate. Now our leaders want to be able to remove school board members who were elected. What is next Jury nullification if the leaders disagree? Freedom and citizen control will be replaced by people who know better for “we the people”? Revolutions are started for this type of thinking.

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    I would gladly sit down and have a dialogue about creating a legitimate recall process with a serious due process contingent on the fact that it would apply to “ALL DELAWARE ELECTED OFFICIALS” not a limited number of office holders who could be intimidated or coerced by this fanciful offering that appears to seek control over the electorates wishes. It has to involve input from the public (eg. petition signatures), due process guarantees and apply to all elected offices and “all” appointed school board members, eg. Charters and State Boards.
    Representative John Kowalko

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  6. Steven Fackenthall

    M. Ryder, you’d rather have an UNELECTED (incompetent, non-qualified, in your words) BOARD make those determinations? And who are you to say what a school board should and should not be focused on?

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  7. Steve,
    I’d rather have “qualified” people running our schools. I’d rather have “qualified” representatives running our government. I’d rather have a system of root cause analysis identify and create a legally binding solution to district problems. I’d rather have a system that says the district / board must pass 60 % of their (non-learning disabled) students at each test gate OR the district/ state re-mediate the responsible parties (i.e.: board members, administrators, teachers) If all students are at grade level abilities, this shouldn’t be a problem. If they’ve socially promoted students, well then we have a problem, don’t we?

    Who am I to say what a school board should and should not be focused on? Good question; I’m the (gender non-specific) footing the bill! I’m the (gender non-specific) asking for the district to provide what they are tasked with providing: Education to our (U.S.) students. Who am I? I am the resident of the State demanding the State/ district to do their job. The board, as an extension of the legal community ‘should be’ focused on providing education to its legal residents and to those students willing to take advantage of the opportunity to learn. To focus on subgroups who are not supposed to be in the country (requiring ESL teachers and other accommodations) or those students who disrupt, disengage or misbehave, is THEFT from the students the district is supposed to be serving.

    Mr. Kowalko’s process will never remove a single person because the qualification and the procedure will make it all but impossible that anyone will ever be responsible or removed. Lois Lerner committed federal crimes against taxpayers and the due process system hasn’t done squat. Hilliary Clinton has repeatedly lied and perjured herself while the due process has yet to put her criminal arse in jail. The process needs to be a knee jerk response, not an eternal process with gates, hoops and provisions guaranteed to make them ineffectual. If a district fails to provide minimum competency for a majority of students, then immediate response is required. If that requires removal of individuals, so be it. (Student or adult)

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