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The Jack Markell Email That Has Delaware Teachers Seething

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Governor Markell sent an email to teachers and administrators thanking them for the latest Smarter Balanced Assessment results.  Meanwhile, people don’t care.  In the grand tradition of the former and very much lamented Transparent Christina, I hereby present the red-line edition of Jack’s chest-thumping email!

From: Markell, Governor (Governor)

Gee really, you need to write it down twice?

Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 2:01:51 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
To:
K12 Employees
Subject:
Thank you to educators and school administrators

Thank you Governor Markell for forcing students to take this test and for teachers to administer them.  God bless the opt out parents!

Dear Educators and School Administrators,

What, no love for the parents? 

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer.

You too Jack.  Speaking on behalf of teachers, thank you for interrupting our bliss and harmony with this email.

As many of you may have seen…

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Unsustainable

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Delaware education funding is out of control. It is unsustainable!!!!  Something is going to have to give.  Kids can’t take any more hits, so it is going to have to come from the adults.  I hate to say this, and teachers, principals, administrators, and superintendents will want my head on a platter, but your pensions and benefits are skyrocketing through the roof.  Every time you get a step raise, your OEC (benefits and pensions) go up as well.  When these OEC amount to 44% of your pay, we are having serious issues keeping up with it.  I know you want raises, but you actually get raises every year because your benefits keep going up.  For those who aren’t state employees, our insurance rates keeps going up as well, but we pay for much more of it than you do.  It comes out of our take-home pay where yours are not like that. …

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Did Fethullah Gülen donate $$$$ to the Clintons?

Published on Jun 8, 2016 robertamster

Did U.S charter school funds help fund attempted Coup in Turkey right under Hillary’s nose ?

Republic of Turkey Targets Houston-Based Charter School by  May 19, 2016 The Texas Tribune

The Republic of Turkey, where President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is waging a well-documented war against critics, hired London-based Amsterdam & Partners last fall “to conduct a global investigation into the activities of the organization led by moderate Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen,” according to the firm’s website. Gulen is a reclusive Turkish expatriate living in Pennsylvania whom news reports have linked to Harmony and other U.S. charter schools. Harmony, which focuses on science and math education, is the second-largest charter network in the United States and the largest in Texas. It operates 46 schools here where nearly 31,000 students are enrolled.

Looks like the warning signs were flying high!

U.S.-Based Cleric Fethullah Gulen Blamed by Erdogan in Turkey Coup. NBC News  JUL 16 2016, 2:21 AM ET

When elements of Turkey’s military attempted a coup Friday night, the Turkish government accused a cleric living in exile in Pennsylvania of being involved in the turmoil.

“Turkey won’t be frightened with this kind of uprising and Turkey cannot be governed from Pennsylvania,” President Tayyip Erdogan said after arriving in Istanbul’s airport early Saturday.

“They were being told what to do from Pennsylvania,” Erdogan said of those involved in the coup. Turkish officials also blamed the attempted coup on followers of the cleric, Fethullah Gulen.

When will Wanxiang cleanup their Delaware Boxwood Eyesore ?

Fisker Karma (Now Called Karma Revero) Back In Production, In California July 6th, 2016 by James Ayre 

Notably, while all of the original Fisker Karmas were manufactured under contract in Finland by Valmet Automotive, the new Karma Revero (along with other coming models, probably) is being manufactured at a company-owned factory in Moreno Valley, California.

As noted at the start of the article, pilot production at this Californian production facility is now underway. Once production has been ramped up fully, the 550,000-square-foot facility will churn out up to 3,000 units a year, according to those involved.

Face it folks! Wanxiang has no intention of building any cars at their Boxwood plant. According to Jack Markell , Wanxiang is a good neighbor funding trips to China for local students. Yet they leave their property a MESS.

 

 

Did Gov. Markell tell AG Denn to kiss his ass ? re:FOIA

Markell files challenge to AG’s opinion on email request Associated Press 3:36 p.m. EDT July 8, 2016

Gov. Jack Markell has filed a court challenge to an attorney general’s opinion directing his office to review its handling of a Freedom of Information Act request from former state treasurer Chip Flowers.

In its court appeal, the governor’s office claims state law does not require it to explain its rationale for withholding records under the legislative exemption.

Classic Jack Markell play the King Card !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Red Clay’s Skyline Middle School promotes all students 100%

Skyline Middle School
 Date updated – Spring 2016

School Promotion by Grade

  2014-15
Grade 6 100.0%
Grade 7 100.0%
Grade 8 100.0%

The way Skyline parents descends upon the school board with complaints of out of control student behavior to a point they are concerned about their children’s safety one would think a few of these thugs would have been held back!  

Did Red Clay pay for a AVID trip to Orlando when Philly was closer ?

What is AVID?

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a global nonprofit organization that operates with one guiding principle: Hold students accountable to the highest standards, provide academic and social support, and they will rise to the challenge. AVID’s kindergarten through higher education system brings research-based curriculum and strategies to students each day that develop critical thinking, literacy, and math skills across all content areas. Learn more about the AVID SYSTEM.

AVID is the most appropriate partner to achieve student success in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). While the CCSS describes “what” students should know, AVID strategies provide “how” students will learn and master the knowledge and skills needed to meet the standards.

AVID Summer Institutes – #AVIDSI2016

Orlando (July 6-8)

JW Marriott/Ritz Carlton

4040 Central Florida Parkway

$189 Single/double

So Red Clay taxpayers spring for airfare to Orlando Florida when it wasn’t necessary whereas they could of save taxpayers money by waiting to attend, Philadelphia (July 18-20)!

AVID is all about holding “students” to the highest standards whereas the adults couldn’t wait to go to Philadelphia where they could have carpool.  

AVID may be a good program but come on! Why Orlando and not Philadelphia  

Merv pulls a AIMS Hat-Trick

duPont (Alexis I.) Middle School

AYP:

Not Met

School Promotion by Grade

  2014-15
Grade 6 100.0%
Grade 7 100.0%
Grade 8 100.0%

Go figure ! A.I Middle Schools fails to make AYP but yet no student was retained!

WEIC stalls on goal line and Governor Carey intents to run it in for touchdown!

Legislators push back redistricting vote to next year  and , The News Journal

One of Gov. Jack Markell’s legacy issues will linger into the next administration since state lawmakers refused to pass education reform in the last hours of the legislative session.

A plan that was hailed as historic by civic leaderswould have shifted money toward high-poverty schools and redistricted parts of Wilmington, but it failed to get enough support in the state Senate before the clock struck midnight Friday, ending the legislative session that started in January.

Lawmakers ultimately voted to allow the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission, which created the plan, to continue its work and try to pass it again next year when Markell will be out of office.

His likely successor, U.S. Rep. John Carney, who is running on the Democratic ticket for governor, said in a prepared statement, “I believe strongly that we need to preserve the progress that WEIC has made and build on it next year.”

More sign future Governor John Carney intents on using the same educational playbook Rodel stuffed in Jack Markell’s $$$$ back-pocket.

I’ve said it before and will say it one more time! This is the plan that need to improve fair and equatable education being denied Delaware’a at-risk children whom many are poor black Wilmington children:

Being there is no Red Clay traditional “middle or high school” in the boundaries of the city of Wilmington, those students living within get to chose their Red Clay suburban-based middle and high school with preferential transportation. Delaware’s Choice school law sounds great! However, without choice transportation poor children are locked in their feeder- school. T

Red Clay robbed a neighborhood of it’s traditional middle school (Conrad) converting it to a Choice only magnet school with an entrance test. Students living in Red Clay’s Alban Park and Robinson Lane were reassigned to new feeder schools miles away.   

Laws needed to be enacted to change charter and magnet schools admission process to a straight-up open lottery end entrance test to “public schools”.  

As far as the WEIC plans someone is overlooking the millions up millions of dollars in needed capital improvements in Christina’s schools destined to be turned over to Red Clay. There has been “no” independent assessments of those schools.  Operational funding!!!! Well we now know the state plan is provide seed-money the stick the Red Clay taxpayers the burden of providing move money to fight the education poverty gap and need-based funding.

There is no need to pawn Christina’s poor students off on Red Clay! The problem with Wilmington’s failing students is WILMINGTON!

If we’re going to combined school districts in New Castle County Delaware let’s combined them all into one New Castle County School District! Yea yea !! I know ! We’ve been there and done that!  

If Red Clay was the answers to improving education among Wilmington’s children what have they been failing along side Christina? Why did Red Clay create a Conrad magnet school the purposely reassigned minority students? If data is to drive improving public education take a looks of Conrad student population data by race and poverty? Honesty,  it appears lately the Red Clay and the board seemed to be more concerned about the “Redskin” issue than the black-skin issue! I hope the board will lead  the charge to address the Red Clay Choice, Charter and Magnet school inequities harming all at-risk students district-wide!   

As far as John Carney!!!! Looks like 8 more years of Jack !!!!!!!!!!!      

WTF !!! Red Lights in Wilmington don’t mean complete stop?

Wilmington’s $1 million in red-light camera revenue at risk  Karl Baker, The News Journal

The General Assembly’s Capital Improvement Committee passed a bill Thursday afternoon that would forbid municipalities’ red-light camera systems from ticketing drivers who roll through a red light to make a right-hand turn, unless cities can prove that the turns are dangerous. The legislation still must pass the full Legislature, which is in its final day of the regular session on Thursday.

Dopey-Ass state legislators!  Red Lights mean complete stop! 

Per State Law :

TITLE 21

Motor Vehicles

Operation and Equipment

CHAPTER 41. RULES OF THE ROAD

Subchapter II. Traffic Signs, Signals and Markings

§ 4108 Traffic-control signal legend.

(a) Whenever traffic is controlled by traffic-control signals exhibiting different colored lights, or colored lighted arrows, successively 1 at a time or in combination, only the colors green, red and yellow shall be used, except for special pedestrian signals carrying a word or symbol legend, and such lights shall indicate and apply to drivers of vehicles and pedestrians as follows

(3) Red indication:

c. When turns on red are permitted, the right to proceed to turn after stopping shall be subject to the rule applicable after making a stop as at a stop sign.

“after stopping” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“subject to the rule applicable after making a stop as at a stop sign.”

So the rule would apply to only municipalities ????? No change to state laws ????

RED MEANS STOP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

See Killary’s lying eyes on Benghazi !

No question about it! Hillary Clinton’s eyes tell it all ! LIES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

President John Kennedy speaks to Hillary from the grave