H. Sawin Millett, Jr., Commissioner of the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Resigns

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 3
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary (207) 287-2531
Governor Announces Resignation of Finance Commissioner H. Sawin Millett, Jr.

Commissioner to step down May 31, 2014

” Governor Paul R. LePage announced today that H. Sawin Millett, Jr., Commissioner of the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, will retire effective May 31, 2014.

“Sawin’s institutional knowledge and acute understanding of the state budget and financial operations has been invaluable to our administration,” said Governor LePage. “His quiet authority and wisdom gained over more than five decades of public service have commanded the highest respect from everyone in state government, and the depth of his experience will be difficult to replace. We wish Sawin and his family much happiness and enjoyment in the retirement he so richly deserves.”

“After nearly 55 years of public service at the local, state and federal levels here in Maine, I have decided that it is time to phase down the hectic pace of my daily commitment and devote more time to enjoying the wonderful family, farm and community pleasures that await me in Waterford, my birthplace and the source of many generations of Millett family heritage,” Commissioner Millett stated to the Governor in his resignation letter. “Thank you for giving me the privilege of serving in your administration.”

Millett has served as Commissioner of DAFS in the LePage Administration for 39 months. During that time he has assisted the Governor in managing two biennial and eight supplemental budgets, directing major pension and tax reforms, overseeing zero-based budgeting and leading the streamlining task force to find $25 million in ongoing structural savings for Maine taxpayers.

Commissioner Millett has a lengthy history of public service to the State of Maine. He began his career as a teacher and coach at Carmel High School in 1959, after graduating from Bates College. He served as a teacher, coach and principal until 1971, having earned a Master’s in Education from the University of Maine in 1967. He served as the Executive Director of the Maine School Management Association and was an Assistant Professor with the University of Southern Maine.

The Commissioner first dabbled in politics at the local level, serving as a selectman from 1963-1970 in Dixmont. He later served as a selectman in his hometown of Waterford from 1986-1989.

Commissioner Millett has served in the Maine House of Representatives six times; from 1969-1972 in the 104th and 105th Legislatures and four consecutive terms from 2002-10 in the 121st, 122nd, 123rd and 124th Legislatures. He served as the lead House Republican on the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee for the last three terms of his legislative career.

Commissioner Millett has also served five Governors over the span of his career. He served as Commissioner of Education for Governor Longley from 1975-1979 and again for Governor Brennan in 1979. He served Governor McKernan first as a Legislative Director from 1987-1989, as Finance Commissioner from 1989-1991 and then as Commissioner of the newly created DAFS from 1991-1995.

He served Governor King as a Policy Advisor in 1995 and as Associate Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services from 1996-2000.

The Commissioner also has federal service, having served as the Western Maine Regional Director for Senator Susan Collins from 2000-2002. He is a Rotarian and a member of the Mount Tir’em Lodge 132, A.F. & A.M.

Millett has been married to his loving wife, Barbara, for nearly 57 years. They reside on their 140-acre family farm in Waterford, Maine. Together they have had five children, 10 grandchildren and now have three great-grandchildren.”

Related:  Letter to Sawin Millett, Comm., April 26, 2012

Baldacci v. LePage Re Medicaid: As The Swill Turns

Former Governor John Baldacci “condemned the Maine Democrats’ Medicaid expansion mudslinging campaign during a Thursday morning segment of WGAN’s Ken and Mike Show.” Read more HERE.

Interview with talk show host Mike Violette and John Baldacci, listen HERE.

John Baldacci states “It’s up to the governor to step up and show some maturity.”  Where was his maturity and leadership when he was governor?

Both parties have talked “a good piece” to the people giving an impression they are really work hard for Mainers. When will either party now “walk the walk” and “fix” the real problem! Who else is unlawfully financially gaining from Medicaid? Who else will die at the hands of unresponsive legislators?

This is Maine’s Healthcare, HERE, HERE.

Related:
CONTRADICTION TO CONVERSATION WITH GOVERNOR JOHN BALDACCI, click here.

It’s time for an investigation into the state of Maine, click here.

PREVENT TRUTH DECAY, click here.

Behind Maine’s Long-term Care Curtain – connect the dots, click here.

Published in: on March 21, 2014 at 12:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

Maine Governor LePage Nominates Former AG William Schneider For Judgeship

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Gov. Paul LePage nominated the following two District Court judges for the Superior Court bench and five other people for District Court judgeships, including former AG William Schneider:

Judge Daniel I. Billings to the Superior Court bench                                                                                                                           Judge Robert E. Mullen to be a Superior Court bench

Attorney General William J. Schneider and Assistant Attorney General Andrew Benson to be District Court judges

Barbara L. Raimondi, Lance E. Walker and Eric J. Walker to serve as District Court judges.

LePage renominated four District Court judges: Michael Cantara, Charles Dow, Valerie Stanfill and Rick Lawrence. He also renominated two Superior Court justices, Andrew Horton and Nancy Mills, and one Supreme Judicial Court justice, Andrew Mead.

Says LePage “As governor, I have the utmost respect and have been impressed with the high quality work of the judicial branch,” the governor said in the press release. “In choosing judges, my focus is on the qualifications, demeanor, and integrity of the candidates, not politics. These nominees reflect those priorities.”

Read more HERE and HERE. Be sure to view the comments.

Before considering Gov. LePage’s nomination of William Schneider to the court, albeit fake courts, the following must be considered.

States Gov. LePage “In choosing judges, my focus is on the qualifications, demeanor, and integrity of the candidates, not politics.”  William Schneider does not possess the qualifications, integrity, honesty and trustworthiness of a judgeship. Schneider will carry his bias, prejudicial and selective “web of deceit” into the courtroom.

LePage is aware of much of Lise’s documentation on the original constitution (1820) and Maine’s judicial system. He requested documents from her and she provided them to him. (To view documents, in the search box type in “Lise from Maine”.)

A criminal complaint was filed with A.G. Schneider on January 10, 2011 regarding the following:

FRAUD – A scheme was devised by means of false and fraudulent pretenses, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1341, 1343 and 36 M.R.S.A., 5 M.R.S.A. § 4684, to unlawfully obtain ownership of real estate. The enterprise involved is an “enterprise” as defined by 18 U.S.C. § 1961(4).

EXTORTION – The “enterprise”, conspiring in concert with others, aided and abetted theft and extortion through the commission of state and federal offenses and gained financially by receiving the proceeds and benefits of this extortion in violation of 17-A M.R.S.A. §§ 353, 355 and 18 U.S.C. § 880. This entire “scheme” is a series of RICO predicate acts as 18 U.S.C. § 1951(a) expressly makes conspiracy a predicate act and a crime. The furtherance of these crimes was in violation of 17-A M.R.S.A. §§ 353, 354, 355 and 18 U.S.C. § 1349, 241, 242.

MAIL & WIRE FRAUD – The internet and U.S. Postal service were used by the enterprise/associate” to further extort money in the amount of $35,000 in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1341, 1343. These were also multiple predicate acts under RICO statutes.

BANK & SECURITIES FRAUD – The “enterprise”/agent involved unlawfully used property, other than his own, as collateral by means of false or fraudulent pretenses and did obtain a mortgage from a bank in the amount of $105,000.00 in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1344 and § 1348. The Security Instrument involved, was obtained through unlawful activity and constitutes “racketeering activity” as defined by 18 U.S.C. §1961 and money laundering as defined by 18 U.S.C. § 1956 and § 1957.

Governor LePage is aware of this complaint – he took no action. Click here.

John Morris, Comm. Dept. of Public Safety has aided and abetted in the A.G.’s cover up of these crimes – RICO violations. Response from Mr. Morris, HERE.

Pursuant to 25 MRS, Chap. 351: Department of Public Safety §2908. Police officers; powers and duties; cooperation, the Commissioner of Public Safety may expand the duties and powers of police officers beyond the duties and powers enumerated in this section to investigate, prosecute, serve process on and arrest violators of any law of this State.

A Remonstrance for Maine Government was presented by the Aroostook Watchmen at an emergency meeting with Governor LePage, click here.

The  “continuity of racketeering activity” within the state of Maine, violation of his oath of office, non-compliance of Maine’s statutes, violations of common law rights of the people will only be continued with Schneider on the bench. Appointing a former prosecutor to the bench will only reap the same results as Judge Michael Cantara (former York County prosecutor). Judge Cantara has been hiding behind a mask since his days as District Attorney of York County. He didn’t get where he is being on the side of the people. He’s been aware of the frauds perpetrated by banks since the 1990′s and did NOTHING except shield Saco Biddeford Savings Bank, Attorney Michele Robert (who now occupies a position in the State A.G.’s office) and (now former) Judge Robert Crowley. JUDGE MICHAEL CANTARA’S STALL TACTICS ON REAGAN’S FORECLOSURE CASE, read more HERE.
Read the comments where Cantara presided over other cases and destroyed families.

Also take into consideration Governor LePage’s Judicial Selection Committee. Click here.
Joshua Tardy will serve as the committee’s chair.
Be sure to view the comments section.

Committee on Judicial Responsibility and Disability HERE. These are personal appointments by the Governor. Is there not a serious conflict of interest here? Judges judging judges?

Augusta has all its “bases” covered…to include the courtrooms.

Public hearings will be held on these judicial nominees. People must attend and testify in opposition.

Related: click here.

A Lesson In History Can Help The ‘Discord’ Between LePage and Mills

The Lisbon Reporter reports “Excellent Presentation a ‘must read’ for ALL!” To view this and more news from the Lisbon Reporter, click here.

Published in: on January 10, 2014 at 9:20 pm  Comments (1)  

Public Notice To Maine Governor Paul LePage

“Last evening, Wednesday January 8, 2014, the local news channels addressed the tension between Governor LePage and Attorney General Janet Mills as it relates to the medicaid report, and he said that she could sue him for not releasing the report.

He is a republican, and she is a democrat.

Here is what Governor LePage does not know about.

What happened as a result of the 1855 resolve?

In order to understand what the fraudulent 1855 resolve accomplished, you must understand what the original constitution says and means.

First of all, in the original Constitution of the State of Maine (1820) it states in part in Article V, Part First, Executive Power, Section 8: “He [Governor] shall nominate, and, with the advice and consent of the Council, appoint all judicial officers, the Attorney General (emphasis is mine), the Sheriffs, Coroners, Registers of Probate and Notaries Public……….”

This is an Executive Department function ONLY. All of this belongs in this department.

Here is what the 1855 resolve states in part: (View 1855 Resolve, click here.)

“SECT. 10. The land agent and attorney general (emphasis is mine) shall be chosen annually by joint ballot of the senators and representatives in convention.

Vacancies in said offices occurring when the legislature is not in session, may be filled by appointment by the governor, with the advice and consent of the council.”

What is the problem with this resolve?

First of all, the legislative department has NO delegation of authority to “interfere” with another department.

The function of the Attorney General is to “execute” the laws of the state, and that is an Executive department function ONLY.

The legislative department ONLY makes the laws.

“Separation of Powers” is a common law principle among many principles.

What the Legislature accomplished by this fraudulent resolve is to “steal” from the Executive department the ability to “elect” the Attorney General and have the Attorney General under its thumb so to speak to execute the laws of the state rather than the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Council, to select their own Attorney General of their own “choosing.”

Remember that the Attorney General had to attend ALL court sessions of the “circuitry court” known as the Supreme Judicial Court (this court was eliminated in 1929 unlawfully) that travelled to each county to hear causes. He was there to make sure that all laws were faithfully executed lawfully according to the original constitution.

The Attorney General also gave instructions to the “local” county attorney, who had a “double role.” He acted for the state AND the county. The county attorney office has been eliminated in 1973 and replaced by the district attorney office who has ONLY one role; he acts FOR THE STATE ONLY and enforces the “will” of the state.

Keep in mind that the Attorney General is a “field person” who goes out into the various counties (the terrain) and executes the laws of the state as well as the Sheriffs and their deputy Sheriffs. He is under the thumb of the Governor and the Council (Council was eliminated in 1976) to execute the laws.

The Attorney General does NOT belong in the Legislative department since the said department cannot lawfully instruct the Attorney General to execute the laws as this is an extreme “conflict of interest.” It is an interference into another department as it relates to the execution of laws. What this 1855 fraudulent law does is to eliminate the “separation of powers.”

The Legislative department ONLY makes the laws and ANOTHER department executes them. This is the “separation of powers” under the common law, and they don’t mix like oil and water.

Additionally, the Legislature has NO delegation of authority to expand its powers by having the Attorney General under its thumb, and also has NO delegation of authority to “fool” the people (electors) to vote on a fraudulent proposed amendment to begin with.

Furthermore, did Governor Anson P. Morrill ask a “question of law” to the justices of the Supreme Judicial Court (see Article VI, Section 3) regarding this proposed amendment (1855 resolve)?

The Founding Fathers provided a remedy to the public officers in the event that they were uncertain as to the constitutionality or unconstitutionality of a proposed law.

Here is what Article VI, Section 3 states regarding the Judicial department: ” They [judicial officers] shall be obliged to give their opinion upon important questions of law, and upon solemn occasions, when required by the Governor, Council, Senate or House of Representatives.”

It was the Governor’s role as well as the Council’s role to behave in an “adversarial” role as it relates to the Legislature attempting to “steal” their authorities pertaining in this situation in the selection of the Attorney General.

Did they?

I don’t believe so since this fraudulent, pretend law passed.

Keep in mind that a “supposed” law is not law, and it is null and void on its face.

Can the Governor execute a fraudulent law? No, he cannot.

It is fraud and treason.

If Governor Lepage understood this, he could challenge this fraudulent 1855 resolve and take it to court (we don’t have any courts but he could try it anyways). He could make this concept public in his radio addresses and whatever he chooses to write about. He could go to the media and explain to them what this fraudulent 1855 resolve accomplished unlawfully. He could “shout from the rooftops” explaining this fraud and “demand” that these offices be returned to the Executive department.

Exposure is the name of the game.

Overall, what the 1855 resolve accomplished was to “weaken” the Executive department, and in 1976 it was further weaken it with the elimination of the Executive Council.

This 1855 resolve also removed the ability of the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Council, to nominate and appoint their own Sheriffs who are also “field persons” who go out into
the “terrain” called counties and execute the laws of the state. This repugnant 1855 resolve allowed the Sheriffs to be elected by the people (electors).

All fraud and treason.

How can the electors know who are the best persons to do the job of a Sheriff? They don’t. That is the job of the Governor and the Council to select the best qualified persons in order to execute the laws of the state.

In essence, this 1855 resolve “did a number” on the Executive department by removing the ability of the said department to choose their own Attorney General and their own Sheriffs who are the “field persons” to do the best job possible in order to execute the laws.

Thank you!”

Lise from Maine

Related:

A.G. Janet Mills says the LePage administration is violating state law and threatens court action, click here.

LePage fends off accusation of ‘cronyism’ in hiring controversial welfare consultant, click here.

Notice and Demand to A.G. Janet Mills, click here.

Who is violating the law?

Maine Hires Controversial Medicaid Reformist For $925,000

Is this another “it’s looks good on its face”….but on the other hand……

PPH reports “Maine has hired the controversial former welfare chief of Pennsylvania to conduct a $925,000 review of its Medicaid program and the potential effects of expanding it through the federal health care law.

The Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that it has contracted with The Alexander Group of Rhode Island to bolster ongoing “program integrity” efforts.”

The contract is worth $925,200, according to a copy of the document, and will employ the services of Gary D. Alexander, the former welfare chief in Pennsylvania who was criticized for policy initiatives that dramatically cut the state’s Medicaid rolls, eliminating health care coverage for 89,000 children.

DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew said in a media statement that Alexander’s firm brings much-needed expertise to evaluating social services that cost Maine $3.4 billion a year.

The emphasis on fraud has increased the number of prosecution referrals to the state Attorney General’s Office, from 10 cases in 2010 to 45 in 2012. The number of successful prosecutions has increased more gradually, from eight in 2010 to 15 in 2012. The amount of restitution that courts have ordered increased from $92,339 in 2010 to $104,341 in 2012.

The administration is also pursuing anti-fraud initiatives that it hasn’t publicly disclosed. Documents obtained by the Portland Press Herald show that the state has launched a special investigation that targets Maine’s approximately 500 licensed elver fishermen.

According to the contract, about $455,000 will be paid from the state’s general fund, and about $276,000 is “special revenue.” About $193,000 is federal matching funds.

In her media statement, Mayhew said the DHHS is “excited about the opportunity to work with such a knowledgeable group of experts.” It will be extremely helpful to have someone with significant Medicaid experience lending a hand to our program reform efforts,” she said.”

Rep. Jeff McCabe, D-Skowhegan, the assistant House majority leader, is concerned with “another gimmick to deny and delay health care for tens of thousands of Mainers, including nearly 3,000 veterans.”

“Alexander’s work has been hailed by conservatives who have called for a reduction in Medicaid rolls and a crackdown on fraud.

Sam Adolphsen, a former policy analyst for the Maine Heritage Policy Center, will oversee “programmatic aspects” of the contract. Adolphsen works for the DHHS as the strategic development director.”

“Republicans applauded the contract. House Minority Leader Kenneth Fredette, R-Newport, said in a prepared statement that he is glad to see the LePage administration “take yet another important step in bringing accountability.” Read more, click here.

There were repeated requests for a full investigation into Medicare and Medicaid payments that were paid out in excess for prescription drugs, that were not needed, medical equipment that was not needed all at the expense of the taxpayers. The refusal of Maine’s Attorney General, and elected officials, to seek an investigation is a disgraceful PUBLIC SCANDAL. How many more got away with it?

In her media statement, Mayhew said the DHHS is “excited about the opportunity to work with such a knowledgeable group of experts.” It will be extremely helpful to have someone with significant Medicaid experience lending a hand to our program reform efforts,” she said.”

How much “expertise” must one have to recognize “fraud, waste and abuse”? Apparently, this lacks within Maine government.  How competent is Maine’s Attorney(s) General? 

Notice and Demand to A.G. Janet Mills, click here. No response was received.

If nothing was done in the past, is the future any brighter? Will there be “accountability” at the expense of nearly $1 million dollars?

Most people know not to believe mainstream media. The full accounts of their reports are grossly flawed and misleading. You are getting the “rest of the story”.  

Is this another slight of hand at our expense?

Related:

Contradiction To Conversation With Governor John Baldacci, click here.

Maine Partners with Former Health and Human Services Leader for Medicaid and Program Integrity Improvements, click here.

Governors Informed Of Constitutional Challenge

Governors have received the package which describes the Constitutional Challenge of Rule 1.6 and the affect it has on law enforcement in their state. Read more HERE.

Constitutional Challenge of Rule 1.6 (case), click here.

Published in: on November 2, 2013 at 11:13 am  Comments (2)  

Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s Daughter Leaves Government Job For Campaign

BDN reports “According to an email sent by LePage campaign Senior Adviser Brent Littlefield, Lauren LePage will be leaving her job as Assistant to the Chief of Staff for her father’s administration and will join the staff of his re-election campaign. In the email, Littlefield asked that recipients not make the move public, writing “This is not an official campaign announcement. This email is being sent to a select group of people to keep you in the loop regarding movements in the campaign.” Read more HERE.

Why is the “scoop” always published late at night or in the wee hours of the morning?

 

Published in: on October 15, 2013 at 11:44 pm  Leave a Comment  

Maine Governor Paul LePage Declares Civil Emergency to Minimize Fiscal Impacts of Federal Shutdown

October 9, 2013

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, Oct. 9 Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

*PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A FACT SHEET LINKED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

AUGUSTA – With the federal shutdown now into its second week, Governor Paul R. LePage today issued a proclamation declaring a civil emergency so his administration can minimize the financial impact to the State of Maine and its federally funded employees. Maine law enables the Governor to declare a civil emergency.

“The failure of leadership in Washington, D.C. has resulted in a federal shutdown, preventing the flow of federal money to Maine,” said Governor LePage. “Unfortunately, this means that a large number of our federally funded state employees may have to be laid off. The State of Maine simply cannot fill the financial gap created by the prolonged loss of federal dollars. It would be unlawful for the State to ask our federally funded employees to continue to work without having the authority to pay them.”

More than 2,700 state employees are paid, either partially or entirely, by federal funding. Governor LePage sent a letter to all state employees, explaining why the civil emergency is necessary. The federal shutdown not only affects federally funded state employees, it also impacts many federally funded programs and services that Mainers rely upon.

Services and/or programs have already been adversely impacted at several state agencies, including the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Labor.

“Some politicians tell us not to worry about it, that the check is in the mail,” said Governor LePage. “But they cannot tell us when or if any federal money will be available. In the meantime, we cannot use Maine taxpayers’ money to pay for positions or programs that are supposed to be federally funded. We did not create this mess in Washington, D.C., but our administration is working tirelessly to assist our employees and to allow the continuation of important programs and services to the citizens of Maine.”

The proclamation language is as follows:

WHEREAS, the Civil Emergency Preparedness Act (“CEPA”), 37-B MRSA ��701-850 confers emergency powers upon the Governor in civil emergencies;

WHEREAS, since October 1, 2013, Congress has failed to pass appropriations legislation for the 2014 fiscal year;

WHEREAS, the shutdown of federal government and the resultant impacts to the State of Maine have unexpectedly extended beyond a time period manageable by the State of Maine;

WHEREAS, the State of Maine funds hundreds of state programs with federal grant moneys that are not currently available due to the federal shutdown;

WHEREAS, the State of Maine regularly employs thousands of workers whose positions are funded either entirely or partially by federal moneys;

WHEREAS, the loss of federal revenue disrupts state services and interferes with the Governor’s ability to meet his obligation to protect the health, safety, and welfare of Maine citizens;

WHEREAS, there may be statutory or regulatory obligations with which the state is unable to comply due to impacts from the federal shutdown;

WHEREAS, Departments and Agencies of the Executive Branch of the State of Maine may be unable to comply with, carry out or enforce their laws or provide state services;

WHEREAS, Congress has failed to pass appropriations legislation to meet its obligation to fund the employment of thousands of State of Maine employees over a prolonged period of time;

WHEREAS, it is unknown at this time whether appropriation legislation ultimately passed by Congress will fund and authorize reimbursement of the State’s expenditures since October 1, 2013 which were made in reliance on previously promised federal funding;

WHEREAS, the State of Maine has incurred the cost of wages of the aforementioned State of Maine employees due to the lapse of previously promised federal funding;

WHEREAS, the Governor has no authority to continue to pay these wages that the federal government is failing to fund; WHEREAS, the State of Maine has a severely constrained budget and the Governor has no authority to continue to make payments that have not been appropriated;

WHEREAS, these constraints prohibit the State of Maine from continuing to employ workers whose positions the federal government is failing to fund;

WHEREAS, this substantially affects the means by which the Executive Branch may faithfully execute the laws in accordance with Article V, Part First, Section 12 of the Maine Constitution;

WHEREAS, these stated constraints and circumstances give rise to a civil emergency within the meaning of the Maine Civil Emergency Preparedness Act, 37-B MRSA 701 et. Seq; and,

WHEREAS, the CEPA empowers the Governor, upon declaration of a civil emergency, to minimize and repair injury and damage resulting from the emergency;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Paul R. LePage, Governor of the State of Maine, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of Maine, and after finding that the aforementioned conditions constitute a civil emergency within the meaning of 37B M.R.S.A. � 742, I do hereby declare a State of Civil Emergency as of October 9, 2013 and exercise my authority to suspend strict compliance with laws or rules that prevent, hinder, and delay effective management of the emergency.

Related Documents

FACT SHEET

GOVERNOR’S LETTER TO STATE EMPLOYEES

Related: “LePage administration tells legislators that more layoffs could be coming”, click here.

Published in: on October 15, 2013 at 2:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

ELECTED BOARDS, THE LYNCH PIN OF FREEDOM

By Charlotte Iserbyt

“Early in January, 2011, Paul LePage, Republican, called me one day prior to his inauguration as Governor to discuss charter schools. He realized I was opposed to this concept which, interestingly enough, originated on the left but has been recently accepted by conservatives supporting charter schools.

The conversation was brief since the subject is really not complicated at all. The Governor asked me why I was so adamantly opposed to the concept and I said, “Governor, there is only one difference between a charter school and a public school and that difference is crucial. Public schools have school board members elected by registered voters representing the entire community.Charter schools are run by unelected councils. Some are run by elected councils, but those councils do NOT represent the entire tax-paying community and are therefore not legitimately representative of all taxpayers or voters.”

“My purpose in writing this short article is to stress the very dangerous situation our nation is facing today with citizens, rightfully concerned over the deliberately created dumbing down of the public schools, calling for charter schools run by unelected councils.”

Read more, click here.

Published in: on September 13, 2013 at 10:57 am  Comments (1)  
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