Kimberly Daniels and Darryl Willie share a huge similarity, and that is they are both supported by anti public education republicans.
They have also both claimed to be democrats, Daniels is in fact the democrat incumbent for the house district 14 seat and Willie can be seen making the rounds at a lot of democrat functions as he tries to get on the school board too, but like I can claim I am not over weight and I don’t have a love of peanut butter, that doesn’t make it true.
I think it is even more important to look at who supports a candidate than to listen to what they say because talk is cheap, while money is money.
Both have received significant funds from republicans who have pushed charter schools and demonized and marginalized the teaching profession. heck Daniels was called a champion by Bush and Gary Chartrand funneled Willie five million dollars through the QEA initiative.
Look if you want to dismantle public education and don’t think teachers are professionals, um what are you doing here, these two are your candidates.
However if you care about public education and think teachers should be treated with respect and given the tools they need to be successful, then these are the two you should stay as far away from as possible.
In House District 14 you have Paula Wright a fierce education advocate who deserves your vote. And in the School Board district 4 race you have several great candidates to chose from.
Wright has also beaten Willie and is hope she beats Daniels too.
I guess at the end of the day you have to choose what is important to you. I hope schools, teachers and the state’s children make that list.