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Delaware Governor: Jack Markell


            

School Choice Works, Privatization Won’t

Written on: April 22nd, 2015 in Education

With the next presidential campaign getting under way, pundits have quickly focused more on the horse race than on where the candidates stand on important issues like improving public education. One area that deserves far more attention is the array of proposals to divert public spending on education into private school vouchers or “education savings […]


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Moving Forward, Ideas Matter

Written on: December 18th, 2014 in Effective & Efficient Government

Co-authored by Governor Markell and California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom As the dust settles after the midterm elections, it is clear that voters across the country sent a strong message that they have had enough of partisan gridlock and inaction in Washington. And now the hard work begins – turning to the future and to […]


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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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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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