You can’t predict the future. I can make educated guesses. It has been about 17 hours since the State Board of Education voted on the Delaware School Success Framework. After the vote was given, I felt a wave of exhaustion sweep over me. I’ve been fighting this opt-out penalty for two and a half months. Add to that a hernia operation, returning to work, my other education battles, DOJ complaints, and the everyday stresses of life, and I was spent. This vote was the culmination of years of planning and duplicity on Governor Markell’s part. I felt like he won. He did. He won this battle. But one battle does not always complete a war. The war continues, whether I am on the forefront or not. I know parents will win this battle. I have much more faith in their abilities than those of Governor Markell. They have something Jack doesn’t possess. Love for their own individual children who are a part of this system. I am not saying Jack doesn’t love his own children. But they aren’t a part of this world now. So he does not have a personal stake in all this. He has a financial and political stake, but not a personal one.
I will refresh, regroup, re-strategize, and get back on the saddle. The best part about all this: I know I’m not alone. There are many others who feel this way. And we will find a way to stop all of this madness. But today, I’m going to chill, relax, catch up on some tv shows, do some laundry, maybe take a walk in the woods, pick up my son from school, and just be. Or maybe something will jump out at me and I’ll write something again. You can’t predict the future.