The Delaware Senate voted overwhelmingly to approve Gov. Jack Markell’s nomination of Steven Godowsky for Secretary of Education on Wednesday, but only after its members made clear they expect him to be more approachable than his predecessor, Mark Murphy.
The biggest part of the problem is the senate voted in laws supporting Markell’s wrongheaded education agenda.
“You are definitely a ray of light,” said Sen. Nicole Poore, D-New Castle. “We’ve been eager for better leadership in education, and I think you’re the right person.”
Then clean house at DE DOE!
Only two senators, Colin Bonini, R-Dover, and Greg Lavelle, R-Sharpley, voted against approving Godowsky.
Lavelle lack of support for parents re: his flip-flop vote leaves him with no credibility when it comes to education issues.
Several lawmakers said Murphy and his Department of Education did not communicate clearly and did not listen to the concerns of teachers and local school leaders.
Many Delaware lawmakers (most) supported Jack Markell’s little man education agenda!
Sen. Ernie Lopez, R-Lewes, said the department had been “rudderless” and asked Godowsky how he would mend fences with school leaders and teachers.
What about parents Ernie ?
Godowsky said one of his main priorities was improving the department’s communication and strengthening relationships with educators and others involved in schools.
Then dump the DE DOE PIO! Obviously many of the so-called naysayer were right about Murphy and Markell.