Two Maps, Same Result

The two maps shown below both have much of the same area in them.  The area around Newark Charter School.  More specifically, their five-mile radius.  They use that map as a base for their student enrollment.  As you can see, Delaware’s 8th Senate District uses much of this same area.


Delaware Senator David Sokola is the current Senator from the 8th District.  Since 1990.  26 years.  Too long.  We need a change.

NCS 5 Mile

Newark Charter School was very careful in selecting their five-mile radius.  It touches upon some of the more affluent areas of New Castle County.  Notice how more than a third of that radius doesn’t even exist since it is in other states?  So their circle of love is more a circle of influence.  Senator Sokola,  who helped develop Newark Charter School and served on their board, has certainly benefited from this map.  Once again, we need a change.  If you live in the 8th Senate District, please consider running and making a much-needed change.  26 years is far too much.

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Kevin Ohlandt

I am a proud parent of a son with Tourette's Syndrome and several other co-morbidities. I write on this blog to educate other parents so they know a bit more about not only special education, but all the really bad things that are happening with public schools in Delaware and the USA. We are all in this together, and if our children aren't able to advocate for themselves it's up to us parents! We need to stop letting companies run our schools, and demand our children get a proper education. Our Departments of Education in our states have become weak with fear from the bullying US DOE, and we need to take back our schools!

2 thoughts on “Two Maps, Same Result”

  1. I am not defended NCS or Sokola. However, only about 1/2 of district 8 is in the NCS 5 miles, as the crow flies. Additionally, the NCS 5 miles extends well beyond district 8 and encompasses the areas of Newark where abject poverty erupts.

    That is aside, of course, from the neighborhoods of prosperity that do exist within the 5 miles radius and Sokola’s district.


  2. I have had an NCS question for a long time. NCS was a k-8 school on Patriot Drive (off of Elkton Road) for multiple years. NCS high school is a separate school nearly a mile further down Elkton Road, nearly on the state line. Why does the high school (or the 7-12 school) get to use the 5 mile radius from the k-6 school? Many of the students who attend the high school do not live within a 5 mile radius of the school as required for preference under state law. Why is this allowed? Especially since there must be some students who applied for the lottery who live within a 5 mile radius of the high school.


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