Senator David Sokola Does NOT Get Endorsed By Delaware State Education Association

The Delaware State Education Association came out with their 2016 Endorsed Candidate list for the upcoming election in November.  There is a rather large glaring omission: the Chair of the Senate Education Committee, none other than 8th District Senator David Sokola.  I can’t say I’m surprised.  He was not a friend to teachers in the 148th General Assembly.  Or parents.  Or students.  Between House Bill 50 and House Bill 399, opt out to teacher evaluations, Sokola did not make a lot of new friends the past two years.   He was widely seen as the legislative water carrier for Governor Jack Markell.  While he is now trying to distance himself from the Delaware Dept. of Education, his actions the past two years speak otherwise.  This is very big folks!  To be the Chair of an education committee at Legislative Hall and NOT get endorsed by the teachers union speaks volumes.

DSEA’s 2016 Endorsed Candidates for State and Federal Elections

DSEA’s 2016 Endorsed Candidates

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4 thoughts on “Senator David Sokola Does NOT Get Endorsed By Delaware State Education Association

  1. But Pete Schwartzkopf gets their endorsement? That I really don’t get. The guy who refused to bring the “opt out” veto override to the floor. That guy who keeps voting for special protections for charter schools? What’s up with that?!

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    1. Pete Schwartzkopf does not get my endorsement. While I think the barometer of a statewide teacher union endorsement is important, it should not be the ultimate say in any election. Like Sokola, Schwartzkopf has done just as much harm to public education by being the decider for what moves forward and what doesn’t with education legislation.

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