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School districts call for more referendums while doing nothing about deadbeats like Wanxiang!

By Jack Wells 

Why we must reduce funding in our Department of Education and our 19 school districts NOW.  Fund.  our schools or overhead. 

Currently Delaware’s home foreclosures rank 2th in the nation, until our Governor, our legislators and some of our school boards, especially Red Clay’s,  realize the property owners in New Castle County are hurting financially, foreclosures and delinquent school taxes will increase.   

It’s ALARMING that delinquent school taxes in New Castle County have increased from $17,274,903 in 2012 to $50,512,276 by November 2016, an increase of 341.9%. {If the senior tax credit of $500.00 is rescinded, this will make these problems worst.} 

Provided below by district, is delinquent school taxes in 2012,2016 and percent of increase. 

                                                                 

       2012               2016             Increase      Increase
  1,526,547      3,068,582      1,542,035         101.0       Appoquinimink
  2,375,895      7,137,251      4,761,356         200.0       Brandywine
  4,839,627    13,478,596      8,638,969         178.5       Christina
  3,324,084      6,922,340      3,598,256         108.2       Colonial
  3,700,858    16,082,998    12,382,140         334.5       Red Clay
  1,507,892      3,822,506      2,314,614         153.4        NCCVT
17,274,903   50,512,276     33,237,373        192.4 

 

Our Governor, our legislators and some of our school boards have a choice, fund our schools based on the needs of our children, or continue to provide excessive funding for overhead in DOE and our 19 school districts. {I convinced if overhead is not reduced, our schools will received less and less funding.} 

Debt-Service-FY13.pdf

http://auditor.delaware.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2017/01/Debt-Service-FY13

 

Delaware Death Watch re: election 10th senate 2/25/2017! Elect Hansen Delaware dies !

No disrespect  to a few democratic elected state official that I admire and respect! But your party allowed Jack Markell  to destroy the solid foundation that once made Delaware a beautiful  safe state to build a career and raise a family! Our prisons are in crisis to a point of Helter Skelter! Our State Police force is underfunded and undermanned! Wilmington is Murdertown USA! Jack Markell’s re-engineering of Delaware’s public school system was a train wreck victimizing amazing public school teachers and our children! Electing Stephanie Hansen will be rewarding failure and would continue the collapsing  of this amazing state!

If your worried about John Marino and man who put himself in harm’s way during his years as a police officer followed by serving his community! I’d say don’t worry! Worry about Stephanie Hansen who couldn’t stand on her own during her campaign and had to have the “former” governor of “Maryland” to campaign for her! Go figure ! Hello !! McFly !! We’re talking a Delaware political race! Why this guy from Maryland coming in? Then there is former V P Joe who had no contact or business with Hansen the last eight years!  Folks the political pony show is all about the democrats maintaining power that would push Delaware deeper in debt as they raise taxes on seniors and small business owners!  Delaware has one of the biggest home foreclosures  in the nation and OMG ! Jack Markells Chinese butt-buddy Wanxiang owes $1,000,000.00 dollars in back school taxes and fines! Red Clay’s share is about $800,000.00! Red Clay admin tells me to tell my elected officials ! Well duh! Red Clay school board members are elected officials! Hansen doesn’t have the GRIT to confront these issues !! John Marino does!

To all the voters in the Delaware 10th Senate District! Please help take Delaware off the death watch! Please vote for John Marino!  Save our state ! Elect John Marino!            

Will Delaware continue the death spiral by election Hansen or will Delaware rise out by electing Marino?

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Kilroy supports Mike Matthews 100% re: DSEA PREZ

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I’ve been very hard on Mike Matthews during the campaign that end in a tie for President of DSEA  because I have high expectation of Mike! Leadership isn’t about the leader but rather those who are led! I push this poor boy to the Kilroy test and pushed him to the edge! He get’s it! He’ll be on a stage with no curtains and no place to hide! I am confident he’ll deliver! 

“Ready to lead” That’s what it’s about Mike! “Our” public school teachers needs a leader not a puppet! That is why the status quo within doesn’t want you!

Teachers and other members of DSEA if you think it’s a waste to vote because you feel disenfranchised  then stick in the eyes of those who made you feel that way! A vote for Mike Matthews is for real change!

Kilroy was spot on about DSTP, Race to The Top, Commin Core Standards and the Smarter Balanced Assements! And I am hear to tell you, the vouchers are coming! You better line up shoulder to shoulder now! Don’t let DSEA take you down another Race to The Top road! Cards need to be on the table this go-around!

Vote for Mike Matthews !!!! 

 

The Brits needs worry about their house !

Possible serial rapist and kidnapper on the lose in NCC! Immigrant???

Police seek man in 2 NCCo kidnappings, sexual assaults , The News Journal

Investigators believe the assaults have been carried out by the same man, described by police as about 5-feet-8-inches to 5-feet-10-inches, with a medium build and a distinct accent.

WTF ! “Distinct accent” What Hill Billy, New York, Japanese, British, Arab, Ghetto, Mexican or what?  What F’ing kind of game is the county playing?? How can the community be watchful if information is held back!  

Folks crime is out of control in Delaware and not just Wilmington! Streets out of control! Prisons out of control ! And businesses don’t want to relocate in this unsafe state!

Our police and prisons are under staffed! I think it getting close to call out the national guards! 

It’s Time to Get Real About Education

Teaching in DC

Teachers and school leaders are tired of being scapegoats for political ambitions and campaign talking points. We’re tired of photo ops and symbolic gestures.

It’s time we get real about education.

It’s time we recognize that concentrated poverty has adverse effects on student well-being and learning. Education reform leaders and politicians must develop a more comprehensive plan to address certain issues, such as the lack of healthy food choices in poor neighborhoods or business/job opportunities.

It’s time we recognize that the school-to-prison pipeline is really a neighborhood-to-prison pipeline. Education reform leaders and politicians must address government housing policies and policing policies.

It’s time we recognize that school leaders and teachers are not scapegoats but are the very people who sacrifice their own lives to help improve the lives of students, on a daily basis. Education reform leaders and politicians must move beyond repeating the “bad teacher” or “bad school” narrative…

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DSEA Back to The Future with Mike Matthews! Will DSEA Trump Mike?

DSEA will hold a runoff election for union president  , The News Journal

Voting in the run­off election will Feb. 27-March 13.

Personally I feel the failed DSEA election process warrants an election redo rather than a runoff! Other candidates such as Danny Rufo were screwed with a questionable out come. The runoff will bring out those who didn’t vote by choice the during the first attempt. Folks the ugly side of education is about to unfold.  

The DSEA runoff is not about teachers and other DSEA members. It’s about protecting a twisted political relationship between DSEA and the political establishment. People want me to shut up about Race to The Top and the Judas connection. Race to The Top was the Trojan Horse that allowed Common Core and the Smarter Balance Assessment to come into play. For sure if DSEA opposed Race to The Top Governor Markell would have went through his threat of cutting education funding causing the layoff of many teachers. DSEA could have done the right thing an said NO and rallied parents to their defense to oppose Markell. The former DSEA president was reward by Markell will a job at DE DOE and the carrot was $$$$$ big. Race to The Top forever changed Delaware’s public education and cause a major foundation crack in DSEA.

Teachers especially you young teachers! Please hear me out! I didn’t outright endorse Mike Matthews during the first election and did everything to piss him off! There were times he wasn’t happen with me and I’d say too F’ing bad! I consider Mike Matthews a dear friend but I limit how far I deviate from my mission for the sake of friendship. I live in this cyber-hole where what I do gains no rewards other than personal satisfaction. I was responsible for writing the first rough drafts for three successful legislation. One for modification of the school board oath of office, one for requiring the Delaware State Board of Education to digitally record the public session of their board meeting and one for requiring all traditional,  votech and charter school boards to do the same. I made a gentleman’s agreement to not run for a seat on Red Clay School Board in exchange for board approve of the Red Clay Community Financial Review Committee where I was one of the founding members. I pushed hard for meaningful financial reports to be displayed on the district website. I served on many district and school committees and the DSPAC. I was close to many of the key players. My association with Mike Matthews started back in 2006 when he was a punk ass college kid. Politically he is on the left but is respected by many on the right! Mike is a very sincere passionate person.

This DSEA runoff is the most important DSEA election in the organization history! The little DSEA Star Chamber is fearful of Mike Matthews. If elected Mike Matthews will be the youngest president in the organization’s history and with youth some fear change. DSEA wants to keep on ticking as they did for many years and fear change. Obviously with only a little over 2000 members out of 12,000 voting there is a sense of members don’t matter. DSEA says, such election turnout is normal! They’ve done nothing to change that equation! Why ? Because, the Star Chamber is more effective manipulating  fewer people to ensure the agenda stays the course. If Mike Matthews wins hopefully he push a bylaw that DSEA standing leadership the president and executive director can not openly endorse DSEA candidates and use DSEA resources to do so! Including phones paid by DSEA and on DSEA property.

I am not a teacher! I am just a parent whose engagement went beyond the line in the sand where parents don’t belong. I am a believer, public schools belong to the public not politicians, school administrators or even unions! They exist to serve the public. When we talk about wraparound services that concept must mean for student, teacher and parents! I think Mike Matthews gets that! But also, he understands the needs of teachers to do their jobs along with their emotional and economic well-being. I am not sure how to express this but I’ll give it a try! DSEA has tunnel vision whereas Mike Matthew’s peripheral vision is alert! DSEA’s going along to get along is getting stale and sure the only thing its done was to limit membership $$ givebacks! DSEA offense tactics is to trip-up anything to due with holding teachers accountable to student achievement based on a state standardized test! I see the merits in that and kind of support it when you have the likes of Rodel the driving force behind those initiatives. DSEA sitting down at a table set by Rodel is fucked up! No doubt being DSEA president is a big job and one you better be careful what you wish for! However, historically being president of DSEA is being more of a poster child for labor whereas the executive director runs the show! Perhaps Mike Matthews is a threat to that power structure! Sorry for the ranting but, I see an organization created to serve its members not fully focused or pulled into a political web not serving its members. DSEA is fractured but thank God locals like RCEA maintain it’s sense of power.

Mike Matthews has the chips stacked against him. There are high-ranking people in his on school district hoping he not be elected to DSEA president. Also, as we know , Mike gets no endorsement from DSEA. What did Mike do to these folks not supporting him? I know! Mike will push that internal political line and question it! Mike get’s pissed at me because I baited him out with some FaceBook and blog posts! His over the top Trump rants are well founded! However, it’s taking his eye of the ball called “issues”. Trump is here to stay but I foresee him stepping down in about two years. But for now, those of us who support traditional public education including Mike Matthews need to fend off “school vouchers”! This issue with protecting our disabled children has it merits! But the fact remains, when it comes to their issues and civil rights we need to address and protect those issues in Delaware and at the state levels which will drive federal policies. I mean no disrespect to Governor Carney but the fact remains he is the quarterback when it comes to Delaware’s public education. To expect him to undo charter schools is a fantasy! As governor he’ll have to find balanced between school choice options. Federally funded school vouchers will come tucked in block grants! Meaning if you want the money you must take the voucher program with it! However, Carney must tale a stance not to use state money of force districts to use local money! There is the old saying , “you need to think outside the box!” My message to Mike Matthews is step outside the box from time to time and take a hard look.  We all trusted Jack Markell in 2008 and he put it to us! Jack Markell severely damaged public education and may have set the stage for school vouchers! He suckered DSEA into blindingly signing Race to The Top MOU! They signed onto a “MOU” and didn’t even know the plan! DSEA as it sands won’t put Governor Carney on the stop to at least give his position on school vouchers because they “trust” him! In my opinion I believe they saying, a good defense is a good offense.

Mike Matthews doesn’t have the resources to defend himself from a DSEA offensive. And sadly, it is possible member’s dues are indirectly being use to control election outcome. If DSEA leadership is engaging in bias campaigning during their normal work hours, using DSEA provided equipment at home or using DSEA member provided data via DSEA membership profiles and via DSEA server we have a conflict issue! In my opinion , membership dues sound not support any activities in DSEA elections. Don’t get me wrong ! I am not saying this is happening! I stated it is possible and if! But putting that opinion aside, I think its unhealthy for sitting DSEA senior officials to openly or in the shadows support DSEA candidates. It set the stage for all the “possible and ifs” I am concern with.

Mike Matthews might not be the anointed one! Why ? What are they afraid of  ? Mike is NO WAY a Republican plant! If leaders of a failing organization are opposing one candidate and supporting another directly or indirectly they right candidate is the one they oppose!

To all you DSEA members teachers and non-teachers! PLEASE VOTE and if you feel disenfranchised by DSEA its more the reason to vote for Mike Matthews.  To you new teachers who just want to teach and not get involved in the political bullshit! You better vote because in a few short years you’ll feel the pain and abandonment may seasoned teachers feels.

To Danny Rufo! Dude you got screwed re: runoff vs redo! It sucks and sadly it is what it is! I urge you to encourage your supporters to vote for Mike Matthews.

To Red Clay teachers and other eligible voters five years out from retirement! I know about the personal loyalty being that two players are Red Clay. But I ask you for the sake of real change and repairing the faith in membership! Please support Mike Matthews.

PLEASE GET OUT AND VOTE !!!!!!!!!!!  

             

John Young’s heart in the right place while board member Evan’s head up ass!

That specifically is what board member George Evans objected to. He had several concerns about the resolution, not least of which it would place district staff and administrators “in the line of fire” by asking them to deny requests made by federal agents.

“It takes a position to present a demand or obstacles to federal officials who may want to take some action either at a school or something along those lines,” he said, adding, “That’s not the way the law works.”

He wanted the resolution to be vetted by the district’s lawyers or edited down substantially. He also wished to remove parts of the resolution that told staff not to ask about families immigration status, calling it “censorship.”

First I like to said, I am skeptical of this board resolution feeling its nothing more than an attack on the President of The United States. But same could be said of board members opposing Race to The Top. HOWEVER, I know John Young and he is sincere and is truly concerned for all children. Personal I take issue with those in this country illegally! But I’ll set that aside.

On to board member Evans. His opinion is his but in my opinion its full of shit! All school district should protect student records! If state or federal law enforcement or agencies want access the should be required to produce a warrant! The only obstacle present would be those individuals not following due process!

Undocumented children even if illegal immigrants should stay out of the fight. The Criminal process should start with illegal parents. Therefore, if law enforcement or the federal government wants to hang school records as bases for probably cause for criminal action then we have a more serious problem in this county with our Constitution. Mr. Evans, the law is to work using the law and due process. Should children be afford less than a biker club when it come to legal due process?  

Children of illegal parents aren’t criminals! Also, Delaware law does not prohibit children of illegal parents for receiving public education! I wonder, should the same government agents have access to employees and administration records without following due process?

Mr. Young’s harmless resolution has open a can worms! Does the district freely disturb student file information without following legal due process? Would Mr. Evans feel the same if the witch-hunt was on African-Americans associated with Black Lives Matter? Would Mr. Evan step aside allowing free access to student records! Did Mr. Evans take the same school board member oath as Mr. Young? I believe there is something about the State and U.S. Constitution in that oath and nothing within suggest government is exempt from provision within. Therefore, school board members are obligated to protect the rights of school children within their district! Interesting! 

Go Johnny Marino ! Bring Delaware back to the good old days!

When I was born Delaware’s population was 368,000! I remember the Delaware we all were once so proud of ! Governor Markell with the help of many D friends turned Delaware into the armpit of the mid-Atlantic! Election Hansen to the Delaware 10th Senate District is a thank you to Jack Markell! Elect John Marino and send a real clear message to the Dover Markell clones! NO MORE ! We’re reclaiming Delaware !! You had 24 years!!!!!! And look what you did to Delaware and our public schools! NO MORE !!!  

 

The Voucher are coming! Hide your school age children re:H.R. 610

All Bill Information (Except Text) for H.R.610 – To distribute Federal funds for elementary and secondary education in the form of vouchers for eligible students and to repeal a certain rule relating to nutrition standards in schools.

Summary (1)

Introduced in House (01/23/2017)

Choices in Education Act of 2017

This bill repeals the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and limits the authority of the Department of Education (ED) such that ED is authorized only to award block grants to qualified states.

The bill establishes an education voucher program, through which each state shall distribute block grant funds among local educational agencies (LEAs) based on the number of eligible children within each LEA’s geographical area. From these amounts, each LEA shall: (1) distribute a portion of funds to parents who elect to enroll their child in a private school or to home-school their child, and (2) do so in a manner that ensures that such payments will be used for appropriate educational expenses.

To be eligible to receive a block grant, a state must: (1) comply with education voucher program requirements, and (2) make it lawful for parents of an eligible child to elect to enroll their child in any public or private elementary or secondary school in the state or to home-school their child.

No Hungry Kids Act

The bill repeals a specified rule that established certain nutrition standards for the national school lunch and breakfast programs. (In general, the rule requires schools to increase the availability of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat or fat free milk in school meals; reduce the levels of sodium, saturated fat, and trans fat in school meals; and meet children’s nutritional needs within their caloric requirements.)

We’ve been bitching for years to eliminate the United States Department of Education as we know it!  We’ve been bitching for years about the overreach of the United States Department of Education into local decision making!

As far as school nutrition, the states can set the same standards! So no big loss! And it’s time to end pizza! Back in my day, pizza day was a slice cheese and sauce on a two halves of a flat sandwich roll sprinkled with oregano made by the lunch ladies.

The bottom-line is, federally funded school vouchers will be targeted towards Title 1 students! If you think about it, Title 1 students are the most undeserved! Many say, Title 1 was an unfunded program! But hello! It was meant to be supplemental funding and not meant for federally funded teacher to be counted in the state unit count re: class size act. I oppose school vouchers because we’ll see privates school popup that won’t serve these children any better than many traditional public schools  and charter schools designed for at-risk students.  

Transitional public schools have become a Titanic where charter schools and magnet schools are so-called lifeboats. Former Governor Carper and Markell torpedoed traditional schools them with signing the charter school law and supporting a Wall Street ponzi schemes like Race to The Top, Common Core Standards and The Smarter Balanced Assessment.  Also allowing the likes of Rodel to have a stronger voice in reform than parents.  

If this legislation makes it to law Governor John Carney will say, “they made an offer we can’t refuse”! He won’t let the block grant go by! Delaware is $$$$$ hurting thanks to Jack Markell! Delaware will be face with take the money with the Trojan Horse or not! If we don’t many public and charter school teachers will be unemployed! At-risk  Charter schools will collapse!  

The real question what kind of parent would even want to participate in a school voucher program! Why is the Fed pushing something nobody wants? 

Devos 2/10/17 letter to: Chief State School Officers

 

Is Delaware AG Denn obligated re: Fed Judge latest (2/7/201 one Fisker’s deception)? Then there is the tax deadbeat Wanxiang keeping the Red Clay mice in the corner !

Fisker Automotive Can’t Escape Investor Suit Alleging Fraud By John Kennedy /LAW 360 

Law360, New York (February 7, 2017, 8:10 PM EST) — A Delaware federal judge on Tuesday declined to dismiss a shareholder suit against electric carmaker Fisker Automotive that alleges the company lied about its shaky financial footing prior to its 2013 bankruptcy, finding that the investors had made a sufficient case for common law fraud.
For each misstatement or omission alleged by the plaintiffs, Fisker Automotive and the other defendants — including members of its board of directors — sought to persuade the court that the investors were warned “repeatedly and extensively” about the risks they claimed were hidden. U.S. District Judge Sue L. Robinson disagreed, finding that the company was “using the wrong procedural tool” and hadn’t adequately focused its argument on the investors’ allegations.

OMG here come the judge!!!!!!!!!! Where is Delaware AG Denn in this fight for Jack Markell’s $21 million dollar sucker bet on Fisker?  

And look  at the deadbeat Wanxiang America Inc refusing to pay taxes now over due! : Tax and Sewer Info for Parcel # 0704210055 County Balance Due $81,473.82 & School Balance Due: $998,327.24

Red Consolidated School District school board sits around with their thumbs up there ass and refuses to put a lien against that property! The district leader tells me to contact my elected officials! Hello Merv McFly, our school board members are public elected officials! The batch of Red Clay school board mice rather hide in the corner and stick the tax shortfall  to local school taxpayers with another referendum.

I am doing all I can as a citizen to stand up for the community while the school board play political stupid card! I don’t want to give up my power and run for school board but there is a seat open in my board district! I assure you, if I run I will get elected and then I am going to expose the truth! I can’t believe the cowardly board can’t even write a joint letter to Wanxiang telling them the importance of going a good corporate community citizen

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015; Governor joins Wanxiang Group and China General Chamber of Commerce in signing agreement to send more students to study in China for next two years.

Wilmington, DE – In a continuing effort to ensure Delaware students have the best opportunities to learn a second language, Governor Markell today announced the expansion of a China summer abroad program for high school students studying Mandarin.

The Governor signed an agreement with representatives of Wanxiang Group, China’s largest auto parts manufacturer, and China General Chamber of Commerce – U.S.A (CGCC)., the largest non-profit organization representing Chinese enterprises in the United States, for additional grants that will expand next summer’s cohort and add a third cohort in 2017. The program, begun this year, allows students to study for four weeks at Wanxiang facility in Hangzhou, China, where they take daily language classes, visit local schools, participate in cultural activities, and tour sites of science and technology companies as part of a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum.

O SHIT ! Markell is in the mix! I won’t if he cut a deal with Wanxiang to pay for trips to China and forget about local school taxes ?

“I am grateful to Wanxiang and the CGCC for their partnership and for their commitment to Delaware’s efforts to increase innovative language learning opportunities and make ours the most bilingual state.”

Joined by students and teachers from Mandarin classes at A.I. duPont High School in the Red Clay Consolidated School District, Markell signed the agreement with Chen Xu, chairman of CGCC and president and chief executive office of Bank of China USA, and Wanxiang Project Manager Daniel Li, who represented Executive Vice President of Wanxiang Group Pin Ni.

In January 2015, Wanxiang and Delaware signed an agreement for the company to commit about $450,000 to fund the study abroad sessions in 2015 and 2016. Today’s agreement adds to that, bringing Wanxiang’s commitment to $675,000 over three years. Also new is a $75,000 grant from CGCC USA. Thanks to these commitments, the program will be able to continue through 2017 and fund up to 30 students each year of the next two years along with the chaperones.

WFT ??? It appears Pin Ni pulled a Shanghai Hustle pulling his extended hand out for collaboration with Red Clay then jams one in their back by not paying owed school taxes!  

What a mess! Red Clay plays clueless and Denn’s putz butt buddy Jack Markell wheels and deals with tax deadbeat like Pin Ni. 

WFT ? Pin Ni 拉一上海喧闹的拉他的手的协作与红色粘土的卡纸的一种, 其后以不支付欠学校的税! 什么的一团糟! 红粘土起满地的 Denn 普茨枪托的好友 Jack Markell 车轮和涉及税死搏 Pin 等 Ni。

 

Solution to deadlock on starting Delaware’s public school after Labor Day

Enact legislation to allow school districts to give waivers to students employed by a Delaware business to start school the first school day after Labor Day. Require proof of employment signed-off by employer! Require student to make up any missed assignment! 

It makes no sense to disrupt all students for a handful still working summer jobs. If a student is responsible enough to hold a summer job they should be responsible for making up a few days of school work.

I see the merits of this legislation but I feel it infringes on local school board control.