Tag Archives: Checks and Balances

Elect not Appoint!

Brian Stephan left a comment on another post:

Something that was brought up at the Progressive Dems for Delaware meeting last week (and frequently over the last few years) was making SecEd an electable position rather than a gubernatorial appointment. Same thing with the State Board, well, probably more so with the State Board. Boards of Ed around the state are all elected…except for the State Board. I think if Education is to change in DE, then it has to begin with Statewide Education Leadership.

I agree with Brian, I and others have been saying the same thing for some time now. We have no checks and balances in place with the Secretary of Education and the State Board Education appointed by the Governor. We need folks who are going to question and challenge education items not sit there and just agree. You see that so often, folks just sitting there and nodding their heads.