Breaking News! Governor Markell Publicly Announces He Will Veto Parent Opt-Out Bill

Delaware Governor Jack Markell just told listeners of WDEL he would veto the opt-out legislation, House Bill 50, if it comes to his office.  WDEL host Rick Jensen asked if point blank: “Would you veto the bill?”  Markell said “Yeah.  I never say what I’m going to do to a bill in advance, but I can say I absolutely don’t support that bill.”

He also said Common Core is not a curriculum and it is not federal intrusion or a takeover of American education.  He brought up the civil rights organizations opposing the bill, and said students need this.

He also explained his “Alan Jackson” email address to Jensen and said it was so he could get crucial emails and not get bogged down going through hundreds of emails.  He talked about how transparent his administration has been.  And yet I have not received an acknowledgment of my FOIA request submitted to his office five days ago.

This is a very desperate man with vast amounts of arrogance and conflicts of interest.  He needs to be impeached…NOW!

**UPDATED** 6:14pm: this has been updated to include the EXACT words Markell said on air.  The clip about this on WDEL’s website right now does NOT include the part where he said “Yeah”.

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Kevin Ohlandt

I am a proud parent of a son with Tourette's Syndrome and several other co-morbidities. I write on this blog to educate other parents so they know a bit more about not only special education, but all the really bad things that are happening with public schools in Delaware and the USA. We are all in this together, and if our children aren't able to advocate for themselves it's up to us parents! We need to stop letting companies run our schools, and demand our children get a proper education. Our Departments of Education in our states have become weak with fear from the bullying US DOE, and we need to take back our schools!

4 thoughts on “Breaking News! Governor Markell Publicly Announces He Will Veto Parent Opt-Out Bill”

  1. Jack Markel is a bully! Plain and simple. He is trying to bully parents as he gets his pockets lined.

    The question is, does Delaware’s House and Senate have the balls to impeach this clown?!?!?

    My guess is NO.


  2. Impeach or Recall!!! Whatever gets this arrogant jackass out of Delaware. I wonder if allowing HB 50 through caused him to security financial gains, if he would still be quick to veto it? I think NOT. Markell needs to go. Better start the lobbying to get him out soon!


    1. Del Mom, even if the House gets 25 votes for the bill, and it passes the Senate, and they can overturn Markell’s veto, I still think he should be impeached. I think it has more to do with his existing financial gains in his reasons for wanting to veto the bill.


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