Delaware Senator Bryan Townsend, considered by the News Journal to be the front-runner for the Delaware United States Representative seat in Congress, received a disturbing letter from the Chair of the Delaware Democrat Party today. Chair John Daniello urged Townsend to drop out of the race. The day after Hillary Clinton was the spotlight of controversy concerning her emails. Even though the FBI is not recommending charges against her, it put a huge spotlight on the situation and put Hillary in a bad light. What does this have to do with the letter Townsend received today? Probably nothing. I would just look at the banner!
And Townsend issued the following message to his followers on Facebook:
I have never heard of a charter school basing their model solely on first responders. I’ll just get that out in the open. It is a rather unique model, but for a secondary school model? I don’t know if I would choose to send my child there, even if he wanted to be a first responder. Apparently, many parents agree as the school’s enrollment is precariously low. Even though the Charter School Accountability Committee thinks things are on the upswing, it is based on estimates. If their current trends continue, Delaware Academy of Public Safety & Security will be on life support very soon. The DOE will be on them, STAT! (Sorry, had to do it!)
The Delaware GOP Chairman, Charlie Copeland, is also the President of DAPSS Board of Directors. When I posted an article about the school’s low numbers the other day, Mike Matthews shared the article on Facebook which drew Copeland to the school’s defense. He responded to my many questions about their enrollment issues and the timing of their modification request with the following:
Just simply call the school and take a tour. You can get answers to all your questions. Be prepared to have your socks knocked off. Life is so much simpler if you just do the right thing rather than join the wackos who make up conspiracies.
I may just take him up on it! I’ve never had my socks knocked off! In the meantime, take a look at the Charter School Accountability Committee’s initial report on their major modification request to officially lower their already low enrollment.