Perhaps it hasn’t been made clear with all the scandals breaking minute by minute from inside the charter school’s network… One would rightly get the impression that our entire educational system if not government has run amok…
To be clear; that is not so. It is only 4 people in gatekeeper positions who either let legislation go forward or not, which are creating this gigantic mess. just 4 people….
Governor Jack Markell — vetoed HB 50 , the most popular legislation overwhelmingly passed by a bipartisan legislative vote to allow opt-out.
Secretary Murphy — now leaving and whose villainous leadership vacuum here will now be filled by Gov. Markell hand picked appointee Penny Schwinn.
8th Senatorial District Senator Dave Sokola: who bottled up HB 186 (a bill mandating public audits on Charter Schools) from going onto the Senate Floor for a vote. Also Sponsored SB 51.
27th Representative Earl Jacques Was unceremoniously put in John Kowalko’s seat as chair of the House Education Committee and has since held up all responsible financial legislation aimed at holding charter accountable to taxpayers funding… Also sponsored HB 165 which now allows the state to subsidize private owners of charter schools with less accountability than have public schools.
Most of our legislature and public officials are deeply concerned about the horrid policies now crushing schools, students, teachers, and parents. Yet based on our system which allows individuals to decide what pieces of legislation they shall be allowed to vote,…. nothing happens.
4 people… Remember that the next time you go off on generalities… it is not a problem where everything is fvcked up… It is a problem where 4 certain people are making everything fvcked up…