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They support Donald Trump…

Which either means they don’t believe anything Donald Trumps says, or they don’t care about anything Donald Trump says, or they don’t understand anything Donald Trump says, or they are misleading the Delawarean public for unknown reasons….

This should raise giant flags… as if someone were supportive of Hitler… When you are a Republican and you don’t call out the leader of your party for what he is, you are a supporter of all he stands for…

It is not different from wearing a red arm band with a swastika in a white circle in Germany in 1932… No one has to ask you if you support Hitler back then, it was rightly assumed.

If you do not come out public and declare Trump unfit for office, as a Republican it means you support him… Flat out, unequivocally…

Even though you know the person privately does not support Trump because you’ve known and liked them for years, the very fact that they did not publicly come out and say “Vote for me; I do not support Trump” means they are not fit for office… :

Look at who they are silent about….

Someone who called all Mexicans rapists, claimed the president was born in Kenya, proposed banning an entire major religion from entering the United States, mocked a disabled reporter, said John McCain wasn’t a war hero because he was captured, attacked the parents of a fallen soldier, bragged about committing sexual assault, was accused by 12 women of committing sexual assault, said some of those women weren’t attractive enough to sexually assault, said more countries should get nukes, said the military should be forced to commit war crimes, said a judge was biased because his parents were Mexicans, said women should be punished for having abortions, incited violence at his rallies, said global warming was a hoax sponsored by the Chinese, called for his opponent to be jailed, declared bankruptcy 6 times, bragged about not paying income taxes, stiffed his contractors and employees, lost a billion dollars in one year, scammed customers in his fake university, bought a six foot tall painting of himself with money from his own fake foundation, has a trial for fraud coming up in November for that same fake foundation, insulted his opponent’s looks, insulted his opponent’s wife’s looks, bragged about grabbing women by the pussy, scheduled in court on charges of raping a 13 year old on December 16th,….. … how do you stay silent?

How do you stay silent?  How do you vote for this person?  How do you not create distance between yourself and this “thing” at the top of your ticket?

Do you think it will go away, if you ignore it?  If you say nothing?  If you keep your head down and focus just on yourself?

No, you ARE Republican. You are wearing that red armband with a big red R in a white circle.  This is who you are, unless you step out and say with a loud voice you do not support this “thing”  and you are totally against anything he does.  Silence is complicitness.

As voters we can do something about this…. we can compare the Republicans on our ballot (go to this Department of Elections website, put in your address to see the actual ballot at your polling place, it’s cool) to this list below and vote for their opponent… No matter who it is…

Yes, of course there are Confederate flag waving Trump extremists out there; but they are a very tiny minority.  We know he won’t win but that does not mean we too should accept these things as “part of life” and continue to put in those who silently supported that “thing” by remaining silent… Humanity across the globe is counting on all of you to vote against these listed below…. who by being cowards and not withdrawing their support, imply they silently stand solid on all that Donald Trump stands for….

Charlie Copeland
Colin Bonini
Hans Reigle
La Mar T. Gunn

State Senate Candidates

State House Candidates

Kevin Hensley:  District 9

Judith Travis:  District 10

Jeff Spiegleman:  District 11

Debbie Hudson:  District 12

James Louis DeMartino:  District 14

James R. Startzman, Jr:  District 19

Stephan Smyk:  District 20

Mike Ramone:  District 21

Joesph E. Miro:  District 22

Timothy Conrad:  District 24

Michael Nagorski:  District 25

Janice Gallagher:  District 29

William Outten:  District 30

Jean Dowding: District 31

Patricia Foltz:  District 32

Charles Postles:  District 33

Lyndon Yearick:  District 34

David Wilson:  District 35

Harvey Kenton, Jr:  District 36

Ruth Briggs King:  District 37

Ronald Gray:  District 38

Daniel Short:  District 39

Timothy Dale Dukes:  District 40

Richard Collins:  District 41

None of these should get into office.  None.

Lip service is one thing. Actions are something else.  All of the above at this late date are still supportive of Donald Trump and what he stands for….

Sadly these are all the Republicans running for state office, but two… I must isolate and mention both of those two and encourage you to vote them in over their Democrat opponents (no loss there in both seats) to show the world that Delaware is not a satellite of Donald Trump….

These two very special people, the only two Delawarean Republicans who have repudiated history’s worst candidate,  Donald Trump,  are:

Meredith Chapman    Senate District 8

James Spadola    Senate District 1

 

 

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“The Republican presidential nominee appears to have taken issue with some of the services provided by the veteran GOP strategist, who has advised candidates from 1996 GOP nominee Bob Dole to Florida Gov. Rick Scott. The Trump campaign’s latest Federal Election Commission report shows that it is disputing nearly $767,000 that Fabrizio’s firm says it is still owed for polling.”

Can you take a guess on who still supports this loser as their President Of The United States?

Yep, you guessed right….

Charlie Copeland
Colin Bonini
Hans Reigle
La Mar T. Gunn

State Senate Candidates

State House Candidates

Kevin Hensley:  District 9

Judith Travis:  District 10

Jeff Spiegleman:  District 11

Debbie Hudson:  District 12

James Louis DeMartino:  District 14

James R. Startzman, Jr:  District 19

Stephan Smyk:  District 20

Mike Ramone:  District 21

Joesph E. Miro:  District 22

Timothy Conrad:  District 24

Michael Nagorski:  District 25

Janice Gallagher:  District 29

William Outten:  District 30

Jean Dowding: District 31

Patricia Foltz:  District 32

Charles Postles:  District 33

Lyndon Yearick:  District 34

David Wilson:  District 35

Harvey Kenton, Jr:  District 36

Ruth Briggs King:  District 37

Ronald Gray:  District 38

Daniel Short:  District 39

Timothy Dale Dukes:  District 40

Richard Collins:  District 41

Lip service is one thing. Actions are something else.  All of the above at this late date are still supportive of Donald Trump and what he stands for….

These are all the Republicans running for state office, but two… I must isolate and mention both of them and encourage you to vote them in over their democrat opponents (no loss there in both seats) to show the world that Delaware is not a satellite of Donald Trump….

These two very special people, the only two republicans who have repudiated the Ducking Diva Donald Trump,  are:

Meredith Chapman    Senate District 8

James Spadola    Senate District 1

Yes this in in your hands… On November 8th YOU can stop nuclear war… first the buildup…

There is one major threat of nuclear war in the next 4 years… We vote either for or against that threat on November 8th… Either you want nuclear war… or you don’t.. You don’t get a 50% nuclear war, or a 25%, or a 10% nuclear war… Either you vote for it our you don’t….

(Time to get up and dance)

Ok, but there is more…   let us say you were diagnosed with breast cancer or cancer of the prostate… You removed your breasts. You removed your prostate.  Would that be enough? Or would you be on regular checkups to catch any loose cancer cells that may have been missed and started sprouting   Sure it is fine to take out the big problem… What about all those 34 loose cancers cells you left to fester later?

Doesn’t it make sense to get rid of ALL those either directly or indirectly supporting nuclear war being rained down on us, at one time?  If you just take out the metastasized cells and leave the unmetastasized ones to develop later, what really was the point?

The point is this…  A presidential candidate is going to cause nuclear war (whether he chooses to or not) and a string of supporters blindly say we support him for president… Doesn’t that tell you all you need to know about these candidates?   Below are Delaware’s Baghdad Bobs… “Nothing is wrong here; everything is fine; we are victorious.”

You choose whether we go all out in a nuclear war.  You know, deep in your gut, you really need to vote against those below who STILL support the guy who’s bad choices will destroy the world…. And seriously, would you feel safe with someone willing to blow up the world setting the course for your life within this state across the next 4 years?  In education (doesn’t matter the world will be gone); the economy (doesn’t matter the world will be gone); in quality of life (doesn’t matter the world will be gone)?   Such a lapse in judgment can not go unpunished….

Think of it this way in light of this statement….

We the following support nuclear war in the next four years.. Preposterous?   Exactly. Amazing that anyone is still voting for them...

Charlie Copeland
Colin Bonini
Hans Reigle
La Mar T. Gunn

State Senate Candidates

State House Candidates

Kevin Hensley:  District 9

Judith Travis:  District 10

Jeff Spiegleman:  District 11

Debbie Hudson:  District 12

James Louis DeMartino:  District 14

James R. Startzman, Jr:  District 19

Stephan Smyk:  District 20

Mike Ramone:  District 21

Joesph E. Miro:  District 22

Timothy Conrad:  District 24

Michael Nagorski:  District 25

Janice Gallagher:  District 29

William Outten:  District 30

Jean Dowding: District 31

Patricia Foltz:  District 32

Charles Postles:  District 33

Lyndon Yearick:  District 34

David Wilson:  District 35

Harvey Kenton, Jr:  District 36

Ruth Briggs King:  District 37

Ronald Gray:  District 38

Daniel Short:  District 39

Timothy Dale Dukes:  District 40

Richard Collins:  District 41

Lip service is one thing. Actions are something else.  All of the above at this late date are still supportive of Donald Trump and what he stands for….

These are all the Republicans running for state office, but two… I must isolate and mention both of them and encourage you to vote them in over their democrat opponents (no loss there in both seats) to show the world that Delaware is not a satellite of Donald Trump….

These two very special people, the only two republicans who have repudiated the Atomic Ant’s Donald Trump,  are:

Meredith Chapman    Senate District 8

James Spadola    Senate District 1

 

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Delaware’s Republican Party wants to be known as the party of inclusion.. The have a marketing firm trying very hard to present an “image” that helps make this seem believable.

“What we’re telling people is that the principles that drive the Republican party are inclusive, and we’ve had candidates up and down our ticket who reflect that,” said Charlie Copeland, a former state Senate Minority leader who now runs the Delaware GOP.
Voters in November will find a ballot with a number of young candidates, women and people of color, a reflection of a concerted effort within the state party to broaden its appeal and ditch its stereotypical image…..

Yet none of these young, women, or people of color have disassociated themselves from the most bigoted, racist, misogynist, hateful, secular, satanist candidate we have ever seen….

For example, click on Jean Dowding’s website. She is running against Sean Lynn in Dover. Can we really expect her to enthusiastically support Trump’s call to round up all blacks openly execute them on the spot in the name of “keeping our streets safe”?

Of course not.  but she is solidly (in public if not private) toeing Charlie Copeland’s line and says she solidly supports and is behind the top of the ticket: Donald Trump, that guy pictured at the top of this article….

(Now to be fair, Donald Trump now is not the same one here in Delaware last April.. If campaigning hard as local candidates are wont to do, she may actually not be aware of what he now stands for)….

Here is the updated list of Donald’s current stance, just off of Delaware Liberal’s site. Thanks Guys, 🙂 )

Cut taxes for me.
Cut business taxes for my business.
Frack, baby, frack.
Keep America ignorant.
Implement legislation written by heath insurance companies.
Create a reality TV show that is one part “Hunger Games” and another part “Logan’s Run”.
Stop Mexicans.
Stop and Frisk The Blacks.
End Islam.
Get even with the Republican Party and the Clintons.

This is directly taken from yesterday’s Donald Trump’s 100 day speech!… This is what he is preaching today.. and this is what every single one of the following below is supporting, whether they know it or not…

Today, we often look back on history as the rise and fall of monolithic entities, we think of Nazi Germany, we think of Soviet Russia, we think of Ayatollah Khomeini’s Iran… 

Only they weren’t monolithic.  They were established by one sect over-ruling another sect of their people.. Once in control, as presented to the world at large, they then became monolithic entities… But inside, there were a lot of citizens who passionately felt they too were going the wrong direction (until they were killed, lol) ?  Many changed their initial support after they discovered the true nature of those who they put their vote behind…(and then they were ratted on, and killed, lol).

Today, we already know what Trump stands for. We already know how much ineptitude he represents. We already know how unprepared he is to lead the greatest nation in the world, We already know how far his values lead our nation from its principals based on those principles underlying all the world’s great faiths.. Today we know what a selfish, sniveling, little snot he really is..

Hitler to his credit, was able to hide it.  Stalin, to his credit was able to hide it. Trump to his discredit, spread it across our TV’s for all to see.

And, you still support him?  What in the hell is wrong with you?  Seriously… Go look in the mirror and say eye to ey to your image that you support in full the above 100 days contract and are proud to represent to your color, your gender, or your age group, that ideal as an American Republican…  And if it gags you when doing it in your own mirror image, you can imagine how it gags all of humanity to see you remain silent against the upcoming destruction of the Constitution as well as the underpinning of America’s great economy…

It takes courage to stand up to ones enemies… It takes an untold almost insurmountable level of courage to stand up to ones supporters and friends…

The path all of you have chosen to follow, is atheistic and non biblical. ….

James 4:17  So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

James 2:26 For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.

Titus 2:7-9 Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent, may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.

Matthew 7:21-23 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Galatians 5:19-26  Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. …

Micah 6:8  He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Matthew 7:21“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

3 John 1:11  Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God.

Titus 3:14  And let our people learn to devote themselves to good works, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not be unfruitful.

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14  The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.

James 2:24 You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.

All which deal a blow directly to Charlie Copeland’s leadership of the party… It’s not what you say Charlie, but how your party acts, on which they will be judged….

All of the following have chosen to act one certain way… which is to support the candidate of their party no matter how crazy he has become… One must seriously question the psychological makeup of anyone who will support violence against women, against blacks, against Hispanics, against the deeply religious, (as long as they are Muslims)…

These people below do not deserve to represent America in the 21st Century……  Please check to see if you have any candidates listed and then be sure to vote for their opponent, or click them, and ask them why they say one thing, but do the opposite which is another….

Charlie Copeland
Colin Bonini
Hans Reigle
La Mar T. Gunn

State Senate Candidates

State House Candidates

Kevin Hensley:  District 9

Judith Travis:  District 10

Jeff Spiegleman:  District 11

Debbie Hudson:  District 12

James Louis DeMartino:  District 14

James R. Startzman, Jr:  District 19

Stephan Smyk:  District 20

Mike Ramone:  District 21

Joesph E. Miro:  District 22

Timothy Conrad:  District 24

Michael Nagorski:  District 25

Janice Gallagher:  District 29

William Outten:  District 30

Jean Dowding: District 31

Patricia Foltz:  District 32

Charles Postles:  District 33

Lyndon Yearick:  District 34

David Wilson:  District 35

Harvey Kenton, Jr:  District 36

Ruth Briggs King:  District 37

Ronald Gray:  District 38

Daniel Short:  District 39

Timothy Dale Dukes:  District 40

Richard Collins:  District 41

“We the above, do solemnly swear to abide, support, and pursue the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, and will work to uphold, enact, and support all the policies he has put forth….. 

Signed:  
All of the Above.... Donald-Trump-Mocks-A-Reporter-With-A-Disability-And-Says-He-Doesnt-Remember

It depends on your definition of morals

If you don’t believe in God,  perhaps you can argue you are morally fit to run for office.

If you think women are things, to be used and tossed away when done, perhaps you can argue you are morally fit to run for office.

If you think skin color should be the sole determiner of ones rights and future, perhaps you can argue you are morally fit to run for office.

If you think that wealth gives you privilege and the right to do as you please and suffer no consequences for your actions, perhaps you can argue you are morally fit to run for office.

If you think laws should only be obeyed when thye suit your favor, and disregarded when they suit someone elses at your expense, then perhaps, you can argue you are morally fit to run for office…

If you think you should have total control over all natural resources so you can sell them to others who may need them to survive and make set your price high knowing they must pay it, then perhaps, you  can argue you are morally fit to run for office…

But none of these are my morals.. Mine are set higher and as their foundation, tend to be routed in the texts of the worlds three greatest religions, all hinged on the same God…

Based on MY morals, which basically come from this one line:  “love the Lord your God more than anything else, and love your neighbor as much as you do yourself”,  I have found the following Republicans not morally fit to run for office, and of course this is based solely on their support for what can only be called the true anti-Christ, Donald Trump for President.

Republican Party Chairman  Charlie Copeland

Republican Nominee for Governor  Colin Bonini

Republican Nominee for Congressperson  Hans Reigle

Republican Nominee for Lt. Governor  La Mar T Gunn.

State Senate Candidates

State House Candidates

Kevin Hensley:  District 9

Judith Travis:  District 10

Jeff Spiegleman:  District 11

Debbie Hudson:  District 12

James Louis DeMartino:  District 14

James R. Startzman, Jr:  District 19

Stephan Smyk:  District 20

Mike Ramone:  District 21

Joesph E. Miro:  District 22

Timothy Conrad:  District 24

Michael Nagorski:  District 25

Janice Gallagher:  District 29

William Outten:  District 30

Jean Dowding: District 31

Patricia Foltz:  District 32

Charles Postles:  District 33

Lyndon Yearick:  District 34

David Wilson:  District 35

Harvey Kenton, Jr:  District 36

Ruth Briggs King:  District 37

Ronald Gray:  District 38

Daniel Short:  District 39

Timothy Dale Dukes:  District 40

Richard Collins:  District 41

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Don’t take my word for it. Click the links and ask them. Ask them why they think they are morally fit yet still support Donald Trump?… After all, maybe your values are different and not based on those underlying the world’s three main religions….

Rather embarrassing for the entire party.  In case you haven’t heard, the Wall Street Journal just reported Reince Priebus ordered no more funding of Trump; all funds go down ballot.  Trump signs were stopped in the middle of printing…. The RNC just threw in the towel.

The first and foremost local Republican has always been Meredith Chapman who has distanced herself from Trump early on…

On the opposite spectrum, particularly damning were the comments of Trump’s state campaign manager for his campaign…. Quoted from the News Journal:

Rob Arlett, Delaware state chairman for the Trump campaign, said the remarks in the recording are “unacceptable,” but I’m not minimizing what was said; what is most important and is most impactful are the actions of Hillary Clinton,” Arlett said. “We should be focused on her cover-ups and corruption, not the words of Donald Trump from more than a decade ago.”….

Translated:  we should be chasing false leads of false scandals which have repeatedly been proven false and not to exist by almost everybody by now, all at the expense of ignoring a serial sexual predator who was just a few weeks ago, literally knocking at the door of the White House…  Typical Republican answer btw…

Notice how all Rob Arlett’s concern is over words?  The actions, sentiments, and immorality are apparently quite appropriate with him…

Secondly, Colin Bolini, Republican candidate for governor says he thought it appropriate for Trump to apologize….  He still endorses Trump wholeheartedly according to the News Journal.

Translated:  No, I don’t care that he was married and trying to pick up another married man’s wife , and groped her all over in his 10 year old daughter’s bedroom… He apologized for saying the “pu$$y ” word so therefore I wholeheartedly endorse him… His ethics and my ethics at least are parallel if not on the same track...

Bonini added:  He’ll support Trump because (get this)…. His is the message of government officials being out of touch with the sentiments of the citizens of this country…  Lol! He used this as the reason to continue his supporting Trump. Perhaps the Republicans should find another candidate for governor who is “more in touch” with the disgust the vast majority of Americans feel towards Republican “Hand On Their Pu$$y” Donald Trump… It appears he is the one who is “out of touch” with most American voters; especially all women…

As if to show Bonini how it needs to be done: the Republican running against Harris McDowell in Senate 1, expresses it precisely:

“Our party nominated a pig, and that’s going to make us all have to work a lot harder,” said James Spadola, (please show your support for his courage to stand up against his party and go here and donate) who said he was telling voters before the video disclosure that he does not support Trump….

“OUR PARTY NOMINATED A PIG”.…. Fair and balanced/ concise and to the point.

Some think the Trump thing will hurt lower party candidates… They are right….
Ranking Republicans say this destroys the image they have tried to create out of thin air this election cycle to trick voters into thinking that “Delaware Republicans have worked tirelessly to show all citizens that they have a place in our party.  We believe that every human being, man or woman, has inherent dignity. We stand by our efforts to promote individual liberty and economic freedom”. State Republican Chairperson Charlie Copeland said in his statement.“We will continue our battle to return Delaware to the successes and growth it had under Republican leaders like Pete du Pont and Mike Castle” (way back in the 1980’s, 30 years since the last time a Republican was governor)... He then acknowledged despite the newest scandal (of a married man trying to get in the pants of another married man’s wife in his own daughter’s bedroom during a business meeting),…  he would still be voting for Trump…..

Yep. That’s Charlie.

Meanwhile nationally, disgusted Kelly Ann Conway (who was running Trump’s campaign) dropped out of Sunday’s talk shows. Devastated Mike Pence had his schedule scrubbed for 48 hours, and Rudy Guiliani is filling in for both, doing all the talking. (That should go well). Oh, and if it is still on, there is a must-see debate, Sunday night, too….. with Hillary and you know it, Bill’s exploits will be front and center… It will be the show of a lifetime… seriously…

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Six schools in Wilmington were given close to $1 million each over 5 years and put on a priority list.

Some people say the $1 million is a good thing…

However simultaneous to this attempt,  there will be a considerable number of charter schools going into Wilmington.

Next year, 2015-2016 Frere school expects to take on close to 356 students.  According to their application, their predicted budget will be funded to the tune of $2,083,200 in state funds, and for the first year $1,246,224 from neighboring districts… (RED CLAY and CHRISTINA).

So, apparently based on scattered test results we have failing schools, and are investing roughly $5 million into those two districts to make them right.  Yet with this one school alone across the exact same span of time, we are taking over $7,061,936 out of those two districts in “School District Local Fund Transfers”…

There is also another brand new charter school coming into the city next year. Great Oaks School is budgeted to take out during its first year, $879,299 in local fund transfers. Across the same  5 year time frame as these priority schools,  Great Oaks will suck out $6,262,170….

So where we had a great press conference announcing $5 million dollars were going to help poor little black kids get an education in inner city Wilmington and the News Journal on cue came out singing “Hail to the Chief, Hail to Our Saviour”; the policies put in place by our hailed Chief, our hailed savior,…. sucked $13,324,106 out of the very budgets providing all other funds for those six schools!

Over the next 5 years based on just these two charter school alone,  a net loss of $8 million will occur to these two districts, most of it coming from inner city Wilmington…. And at least 8 more charters are on the way and unless you do something political, will be operational in the same general area as these schools.

So while Christina and Red Clay frantically race the clock to put in a plan on how they will pull these inner city schools out of priority status over the next 5 years… I do wonder if in their plans, whether they are planning for a combined loss of $30 million dollars over the span of these same five years? If their plans do not account for the loss of charter pupil expense, they aren’t realistic plans.

“No big deal if these schools fail,” says this administration… “Only poor black people live there…..”

Charter schools should be funded solely by line items in a state budget and no funds should  transfer from public to private, attached to each student attending charter schools… Only then, will all our children get a real crack at opportunity to better their lives.

in the running debate between which is better, charters or public schools, the evidence is appearing overwhelming. Public schools are better.  If you wish to see the negatives we currently have in EVERY SINGLE ONE OF OUR CHARTER SCHOOLS,   go here…. 

Now for an overview, here is what an independent educational association discovered about charter schools… Remember, anyone can run a charter school; only “real” professionals can run public schools.  That distinct difference in leadership does indeed make a difference, as you will soon see….. From the report:

There is little or no
evidence of a clear
and consistent
understanding of the
mission and vision
by school leadership.

There is no clearly
designated school
leadership team
involvement in the
developing or
implementing of the
School Success Plan.

The school
leadership provides
no instructional
support.

School leadership does
not ensure that school
policies are focused on
improving student
achievement.
 School leadership does
not ensure that school
structures are aligned
with district/school
policies.

The school building leader’s
decisions are not focused on
student achievement.

The school leadership has not
implemented a school
monitoring process to evaluate
the effectiveness of the School
Success Plan on improving
student achievement.

After fixed costs are
considered, school
funds are allocated
based on minimal
consideration of
school and student
needs and
school/district
priorities.

Professional
development is not
systematic or
collaborative.

The process for
assigning teachers to
classes is based only
on schedules and
teacher preference.

The process for
assigning students to
classes and
interventions is
based on schedules,
available staff and
class-size policies.
 The process does not
include input from
teachers, parents,
pupil resource
provider, or the
student (if
applicable).

The school has not
implemented a
written curriculum
related to State and
Common Core State
Standards.

The cognitive demand
of instruction is low.

Curriculum content
and school
implemented
instructional
strategies are not
supported by
research.

Little or no evidence
of compliance with
the State response to
intervention
regulation exists.

Not all students are
provided with
instructional
materials.

State required
assessments are the
only assessments
administered in the
school.

Unit/lesson plans
are not aligned to
the State and
Common Core
State Standards or
address student
needs based on
assessment results.

There is no
evidence of
standards-based
grading
procedures.

Individual student
assessment results
are reported to the
educators.

The school professional
development is
unrelated to student
achievement results.
 Not all teachers
participate in school
wide professional
development.
 No evidence of a school
professional
development plan.

The school does not
provide follow-up
support for
professional
development.

The school does not
use assessment data
to evaluate the impact
of professional
development.

There is no
evidence that the
school
communicates
awareness of or
expectations for
meeting State and
Common Core
State Standards.

The school does
not demonstrate
high expectations
for teacher and
principal
performance.

There are no
policies or
procedures in
place or
enforced to
provide a safe
environment.

There is no
evidence of
school policies
and procedures
regarding
disciplinary
actions for
students with
inappropriate
behaviors.

There is no
evidence of
school policies
and procedures
regarding
students with
physical health
concerns or
positive
nutritional or
physical activity
practices.

There is little or
no evidence that
the school has
parent and
community
involvement in
the school
success process.

There is little or
no evidence that
the school
encourages
parent
involvement or
communicates
with parents.

Against these observations, Charters consistently respond that many of these items are not in their original charters. They insist they are not supposed to supply Social Services for their students.  In fact they respond, that is exactly why they work so hard to cull the poor and minorities from out of their ranks. Their job has very little to do with kids.  The main focus is making money for their investors.

Putting such lists of these expectations in the public’s mind, say Charter Schools, is what keeps them from fulfilling their prime directive: making money for their investors.  Charter Schools insist that their jobs would be simpler, if the state would just simply leave them alone, let them lock kids up in a room for 6 hours, collect the money, and send it upstream to their investors.  That alone, they insist, is their reason for being. They are only there to make money, not elevate students to reach arbitrary educational standards created by geeks sequestered in a Washington DC hotel conference room….

In their defense the Charter School Association reiterates:  “No one invests in Wal*mart for its customer service”.  The prime reason customer service is bad at Wal*mart is because the prime job is being done very well: increasing the profit of the Waltons. Charter schools are just another business and deserve the same respect and bending of the law that Wal*mart always gets,”, they say.

If you run your schools like Wal*mart, you get the results of Wal*mart…..  In a nutshell, that is what Charter Schools offer.

Florida and Missouri…

When was the last national murder outrage in a Democratic state? I think it was in the Republican enclave of LA, with Rodney King, in the otherwise Democratic state of California….

But I don’t know of any in New York. Vermont… Massachusetts…. Rhode Island…. Minnesota…. It always seems to take place in states that have lots and lots of Republicans…. like Missouri… and Florida…..

I don’t mean to cast disparagement upon all Republicans, but this is a puzzling conundrum… Why is it only Republican states that exist in such a state of dysfunction, that when someone murders a black, they get away with no criminal charges?

I think several generalities apply.

One, Republicans are just plain scared of black people. “Don’t get out of your car till he passes”..

Two, Republican philosophy stresses individuality as well as that a government’s rules and regulations should not apply to people and that everyone already in power should be allowed to do whatever it is they wish, because they are the “true” Americans and have a little flag patch on their upper sleeve to prove it….

Three, Republicans believe that having a gun, means killing something… What’s the point of being a policemen (or self-appointed vigilante) if you can’t kill your fellow human beings the Republican mentality goes. We saw it in Florida’s legislature. They throughly enjoyed and almost could not contain their rapture that their law, allowed for the public elimination of a black person. Almost it seemed that any means available to legally kill black people, especially if it gets around that inconvenient(to them) law that says, black people are equal to whites and deserve the same protections,… is something good….

Four, Republicans honestly feel blacks are not people… “Those darky things, over there..” they say. Republicans unlike Democrats, do not see blacks as their fellow brothers or sisters from a different mother…

Five, Republicans have an inflated sense of their own importance. If they tell you to stop, and you do, it gives them the right to shoot you dead… Sort of as in, “I’m SOOOOOOOOO IMPORTANT… I AM THE OMNIPOTENT AND CAN KILL PEOPLE WITH IMPUNITY. BUT IF I KILL WHITE PEOPLE, SOMEONE WILL BE MAD. HEY! BLACK PEOPLE DON’T MATTER. CAUSE ROMNEY, SAID SO…

I’ll stop there. Now keep in mind, not all Republicans feel that way. Chris Christie, for example, would agree exactly with everything I said, if he was talking about a fringe of his party… Because they are a fringe. Just like those clowns at Bundy’s ranch, those people who were too insane for mental internment so we gave them guns and banished them to a desert…. So I think all (even Republicans) can agree. It is this fringe that keeps biting all good Republicans in the ass… And we have to wonder why?

I think we can see the answer right here in Charlie Copeland, who is in charge of trying to mend a party that was shattered into single atoms, back into a viable political entity… In order to have any numbers promoting his self-respect, he has to cater to the fringe: those outlandish impostors who think they alone are a gift to all under-aged women… In Delaware, the far right fringe eliminated all viable Republicans from power. I believe that in other states, which due to their geography may be less Democratic, one encounters far more fringe elements and therefore, the party must due to their numbers, cater to their episodes of psychological dysfunction….

This allows the fringe to think they can act with impunity, and if they want to shoot a black person… what the heck. no one cares… stupid fool happened to show up while I was here… Oh look, he’s stopped running away and is putting his hands up? Good, let me get closer. Ok, he’s only 5 feet away, I can hit that. Let me empty this clip into his freaking big head… Pow. Pow. Pow. Pow. Pow. Pow. Pow. Pow… Ewww wow, neat “O”.. did you see how his head exploded with each hit and all that blood and meat shot everywhere… Cool… Wonder if there is another one I can still shoot?…

And that is my theory on why, white cops shooting underage black children, can only occur in states run by Republicans… Because there is no consequence. If you only said… the next black child who gets killed by a white police man, will cause all handguns, assault rifles, and miniature cannons to become illegal in the state of Missouri or Florida, then such incidents simply would never happen. For there would be real consequences then…. If in your capacity as a police officer you accidentally shot and killed a black child, the NRA would have you dead before the sun rose the next day.

For a district desperate for something to build on, the successful replication of the Science Leadership Academy has been “gigantic,” Mr. Hite , Philadelphia’s superintendent said….. 

But such enthusiasm is quickly muted. Many Philadelphia educators say the district’s budget woes have sucked the life from creative, hands-on instructional practices already in place. While the superintendent talks about giving educators the freedom to innovate, many city principals and teachers feel abandoned, rather than empowered.

For Philadelphia stumbled down the primrose path of charter schools… Rose’s who’s thorns scratched, dug, and bled the district dry….

All of Philadelphia’s money now goes to charter schools, who too are struggling to keep their own heads above water, and are failing miserably at educating children… especially those impoverished Afro-American children of their inner city…..

The new ideas and innovation the public schools can offer, now can’t be funded…  They are shells of what they could have been….

The same will happen to Delaware as more charter schools are approved and no attempt is made to keep them at their barest minimum… Any friend of a legislator can  now start a charter school, pay himself rent with state money, and squander those children’s future with impunity…  Just as happened in Philadelphia… In Milwaukee… In Cleveland…. In Washington, DC, and in Chicago….

And the public schools, which once were the pride of America… are reduced to keeping their doors open and trying to keep students safe…   Despite the best and most talented of human resources ever assembled in the educational field… there is no money to do anything….

Delaware is fast on the same track.  For years, under responsible General Assemblies, rules and regulations were in place that monitored and kept Charter Schools from festering out of control… No more… Being rolled over like gluttonous cattle too well fed to stand,  Charter Schools are moving into Delaware at a speed that would make Philadelphia’s investors jealous…..

Despite the fact, that right next door, in Philadelphia…. with our own eyes we can see that like leeches lamprayed on the financial jugular that funds our educational system… Charter Schools eventually will kill the host……

it is sad for Philadelphia… It is sadder that Delaware at this late date is just beginning the same failed policy… We know it will not work well in advance….