I put up the new Christina MOU the other day. Since then I have heard nothing but outrage from Christina teachers. Everything from pay to a change in seniority. Veteran Christina teachers in the ‘burbs certainly don’t like the fact they could get rif’d over newer teachers in the city who sign a commitment letter.
The Christina Board will vote on this mess Tuesday night. I would lay odds the board will vote in the affirmative on it. But the members of the Christina Education Association will vote to ratify this a couple days later. If they vote no on the MOU it is back to the drawing board. What will that mean for the whole consolidation of the Christina Wilmington schools?
Voter turnout was up. That is a good thing. I would love to see a massive increase in voter levels for both sides. Let the people speak! Some elections turned out pretty close to how I thought they would. Some were disappointments. At this point, it is what it is and all eyes are on the General Election.
The biggest upset turned out to be Scott Walker. Who would have ever thought the wooden-sign guy would actually win a Primary? Much less, one on the Republican side? Don’t worry, he will get trounced in the General by Lisa Blunt Rochester. No doubt in my mind about that.
Predictions and who I want to win are two different things at times. I will be endorsing for the General Election but I’m still recovering from the Primary. There will be plenty of time for that. Some may surprise you! I do want ALL the candidates to send me their Candidate Message. Some of the ones I received before the Primary are still good since those candidates won their Primary race.
Like I said the night before the Primary for candidates who lost- don’t give up! There will always be winners and losers. Let it be a learning curve for you.
We have some new Senators in our midst here in Delaware. Congrats to Senators Lockman and Brown. As well, congrats to new State Reps. Dorsey-Walker, Johnson, and Vanderwende. I will anxiously await to see all of you in action next January.
The General Election is going to be pivotal to the future of Delaware. The political picture is going to change no matter what. It will be up to voters to decide what shape that picture takes.