On August 18th, the candidates for the Delaware U.S. Representative for Congress will meet at the Christina Cultural Arts Center for a debate on education. From 6pm to 8pm, the candidates will field questions about their stance on education in Delaware and the USA. Admission is free, but you do need to register through Eventbrite at this link. As well, you can submit questions for the candidates at this link. You can even submit a specific question for a specific candidate!
Confirmed to attend at this point are Democrat candidates Sean Barney, Lisa Blunt-Rochester, Mike Miller, Bryan Townsend and Scott Walker. A tentative yes has been provided by Libertarian candidate Scott Gesty. As of this writing, Republican candidate Hans Reigle has not responded.
I’ve been waiting for something like this to happen. We need this for all candidates running for office: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and the House and Senate candidates. I put up a hail Mary thing last week about getting an “Education Forum on the Green” debate going, but to be honest, I don’t have the pull to make that happen on the fly. I know my limitations!
The event will be sponsored by DelaCORE Leaders, with the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League, League Young Professionals, and the PACE Network. The event will be moderated by WHYY reporter Avi Wolfman-Arent and Nate Durant from Thomas Edison Charter School.