Delaware had initially increased education spending in 2010 by $22 Million. Then, Delaware was awarded $119 Million from Barack Obama’s Race To The Top program.
But all of that Federal money DID NOT go to our teachers and children.
In fact, the Delaware Department of Education was very clear that only half of the money was going directly to any school districts.
The other $59 Million stayed in Dover to pay for a mind-altering maze of bureaucracy and crony-capitalist contracts. And shockingly, their monstrous planning in Dover included the immediate firing of principles and teacher layoffs!
Christina School District got $2.6 Million dollars in the first year. Our neighbors to the east, Colonial School District, got $1.1 Million.
How much did Appoquinimink get, you ask? $60,000.
Then, Rebecca Walker and Quinn Johnson voted to pull $4 Million from Appoquinimink WITHOUT cutting any of our taxes.
They kept the Federal money and CUT the State money. Now we’re left paying the tab. They are financing new corvettes for private contractors while asking for more out of our middle class salaries.