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‘We the People’ is Delaware’s glory, challenge as well

Written on: September 17th, 2014 in Effective & Efficient Government

While the preamble to our national constitution sets out the mission for our federal government, its vision cannot be realized without the leadership of states. Our brave first responders help to insure domestic tranquility, while the National Guard is called upon to provide for the common defense. State courts are necessary to establish justice. And […]


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Tax Inversion Wave Is Sweeping Away American Jobs

Written on: August 21st, 2014 in Job Creation

Like most Governors, I focus every day on how my state can successfully compete in a global war for jobs. Delaware is not just competing for jobs with Maryland, Pennsylvania, or even California. We compete for jobs with economies from Bangalore to Berlin. The war for economic growth and prosperity is not a fair fight. […]


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Why Race to the Top Worked

Written on: April 14th, 2014 in Education

In spring 2010, Delaware was one of two states to win the first of Race to the Top’s four-year grants, making this month’s anniversary an appropriate time to ask whether the multi-billion dollar project has been worth the taxpayers’ money. The results show that four years after the Obama administration rolled out its signature education […]


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Give Common Core Time to Work

Written on: March 3rd, 2014 in Education

Recent criticism of Common Core by teachers unions, long some of its biggest supporters, is understandable.  It has caused alarm in the media and in the education community. Great ideas – like higher standards for students – only stay great when they are implemented well and, in some cases, teachers believe they have not been. […]


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The Real Story About Common Core

Written on: February 17th, 2014 in Education

This is a pivotal moment for the Common Core State Standards. Although 45 states quickly adopted the higher standards created by governors and state education officials, the effort has begun to lose momentum. Some are now wavering in the face of misinformation campaigns from people who misrepresent the initiative as a federal program and from […]


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