In his final weekly address to the people of Delaware, Governor Markell expressed his gratitude for all we accomplished together over eight years to make the state a better place. “You have constantly inspired me with determination, ingenuity, love, and commitment, and we can be proud that together, we have made our state more beautiful, […]
Speaker Schwartzkopf, President Blevins, members of the 148th General Assembly, other elected officials, members of the Cabinet, members of the Judiciary, Carla, the people of Delaware. Thank you for the opportunity to address you today. One of the most rewarding parts of this job is the constant reminder of the remarkable talents and character of […]
Written on: November 12th, 2015 in Education
As governors — one Republican, one Democrat — there are some issues we don’t see eye to eye on. But one thing we can wholeheartedly agree on is that when it comes to our students’ education, great teachers matter.
Written on: July 13th, 2015 in Education
In 2001, in a burst of bipartisanship driven by Sen. Ted Kennedy, Rep. John Boehner and President George W. Bush, Congress passed the most aggressive education reform effort in modern history. Known as No Child Left Behind, it encouraged and rewarded states for raising standards and achieving results for students.
Written on: April 22nd, 2015 in Education
With the next presidential campaign getting under way, pundits have quickly focused more on the horse race than on where the candidates stand on important issues like improving public education. One area that deserves far more attention is the array of proposals to divert public spending on education into private school vouchers or “education savings […]