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There was a very strange pamphlet that showed up in Sussex County, sanctioned by the REPUBLICAN sheriff down there.. Here is the quote…
Fact: Sheriffs in Delaware are not law enforcement officers. They are paper pushers. Their only duty is to serve court papers such as divorce proceedings and the auction of houses… By law, they are not allowed to form “posse’s”
I can remember however, a long, long time ago, when rural people who didn’t agree with Federal guidelines that was being imposed upon them, would arm themselves, gather in the middle of the night under a certain tree, or a bend of the road, and ride out to perform their own particular brand of justice.
We called them the Klu Klux Klan…… Is Sheriff Christopher trying to revive them…..
It simply strains credulity to insist that pedagogues who get paid middling wages but nonetheless devote their lives to educating kids care less about those kids than do the Wall Street hedge funders and billionaire CEOs who finance the so-called reform movement. Indeed, to state that pervasive assumption out loud is to reveal how utterly idiotic it really is, and yet it is baked into almost all of today’s coverage of education politics.
We knew this but it is now being published… and so it is in the news.
The world is getting warmer… and we can now predict our climate by looking at map at 300 miles south and guessing what our weather will be from that…
Just as plate tectonics and Darwin’s origin of the species were able to lay the groundwork of reason for explaining puzzling observations, this simplifies what to expect from global warming rather startlingly.
Texas is now what we alway thought of when we considered the weather of Mexico; Oklahoma is now West Texas; Kansas is now Oklahoma; Nebraska is now Kansas; South Dakota is now Nebraska, North Dakota is now South Dakota: Southern Manitoba is now North Dakota…..
If West Texas had 3 days of rain, now Oklahoma is getting 3 days of rain; If it snowed 12 times in South Dakota, it is now doing the same in North Dakota… and so on.
So, to predict our heat, rain, winters, etc, our guide would be North Carolina. Longer growing seasons, some winters with no snow, hot summers…
However due to Global warming, the East Coast has a caveat. An anomaly so to speak and actually some relief from the North Carolina summer heat we would normally expect….
With the unprecedented melting of the Arctic and Greenland icecaps dumping its excess into the Labrador Current, that cold water drops South hugging the East Coast shoreline all the way down to North Carolina’s Outer Banks where it finally becomes neutralized… Therefore even though we have hotter air masses, the colder ocean temperatures creates a buffer against Global warming off the entire northeastern US.
Europe, Japan, and Alaska all experience the same mitigating effect, although with both Greenland and the Arctic Icecaps melting into the Labrador, the US East Coast gets a stronger volume of cold water. Call it our icy shower effect….
Once melting stops and the currents dry up, we return to the North Carolina scenario of the twentieth century….
Chart Courtesy of NOAA
So, we in Delaware really get the best climate on the East Coast. Warm winters, little or no snow, and cool breezy summers….. as well as a longer growing period, and… less dependence on fossil fuels for winter heating.
Gee, global warming isn’t so bad for Delaware after all…. Oh, the rising seas? There you go again… Why did you have to spoil the rosy picture I was painting?
After a brief stint as head Rodel’s Vision for Delaware, Mark Murphy was promoted to the spot of Secretary of Education.
Who is his replacement?
Dr. Dana Diesel Wallace
John Young has all the details but on her public announcement there appears this:
….and then served as the superintendent of West Fargo Public Schools in North Dakota. As Superintendent, she and her team fundamentally redesigned their curriculum and established a dual enrollment program. In her time there, she moved her district from the 50th percentile in AYP across all grades to approximately the 90th.
Please go to the source, but apparently as John found out, “that ain’t necessarily so..”
- The scores she inherited appear to be in the 70′s, not the 50′s.
- The scores she left with appear to be in the 70′s, not the 90′s.
John has all the corroborating documents on his page… (Hint, it is much easier to find)…
The time frame involved ended only 3 years ago. This is not something from ones deep, dark past. What’s ironical is the Rodel blurb brags about how they searched long and hard, pouring over the details of a hundred applicants, and they chose …. this one…
Could we have saved one student? Two? Maybe a whole class? Maybe all 16,807 could have had some educational benefit from this total, which I should point out, we only have of the fiscal state funding so far…..
Here exactly is why Charter Schools fail…
They spend that total on just barely offering the barest minimum of educational opportunities….
Doubling the above total and spending it within the Christiana school district would provided all current 16,807 students, EVERY SINGLE ONE, with an additional $152.00 per child to spend upon their education…..
This is money spent on extra’s. On those things that make students learn. On salaries, On supplies. The basics are already cared for… so this incremental amount goes straight to augmenting each student’s ability to learn…..
When you pursue a charter school philosophy, you are stealing $152,00 from every single child from elementary up to twelfth grade, and squandering it upon items like…. A-1 Sanatation, ADT Security Systems, and half a million dollars to 4048 Associates…..
How do those expenses help our children learn, especially when those expense are being paid for over the Christiana District already? By pursuing the misguided policy of funding Charter Schools, we are paying for two trash bills, two electric bills, one extra lease payment to private individuals, two electronic security services…..
And with every new Charter School opened, given only a 17% chance of survival, meaning a failure rate on the investment of 83% of our wasted tax dollars, more and more is bled from that fund that actually does what it is supposed to do…. teach our kids and make them want to learn.
Charter Schools can go private. That is fine. But public money is not well spent to help out one’s buddies owning 4048 Associates……
Caesar Rodney Institute has promoted Charter Schools as being the future of education. As posted earlier, Charter Schools always fail.
As one more example piled upon the skyscraper of evidence, here is Pencader Charter School today…..
To say this happens in public schools all the time, misses the point… We spent millions on this Charter School just to allow kids to learn in an environment where THIS WOULD NOT HAPPEN.
The inside story is that adults were responsible for this unfortunate situation, not students.
One more charter schools fails again. Yet Caesar Rodney is still trying to get hard earned tax dollars spent on these wasteful projects just so it’s benefactors can get their hands on some of your money….
Wouldn’t that money have been better spent rebuilding one of the schools we already got?
Of course it would. Charter schools always was, is , and will be a horrible idea…. In fact, for quick reference,
anything everything the Caesar Rodney Institute sells itself out to represent, is… a horrible idea. I guess that is why they are there. So people with horrible ideas can try to fool the rest of us who don’t have time to do the research to understand this fake organization is lying to us…. they’ll say anything for a fee, mind you, for a fee.