If you follow the link John provides, here's what Mr. Heffron says,
|Rich Heffron of the Delaware|
Chamber is on the right; that's
John Kowalko on the left.
"The leaders of our business community need to identify good candidates, recruit them to run, and assist them with their campaigns. Furthermore, they must instill in their employees the importance of school board elections, encourage them to participate in campaigns."
In the context of the article, "good" clearly means people who support education reforms like Vision 2015.
|Oh. On the right is Frederika|
Jenner with Lillian Lowery and
Jack Markell at a Vision 2015
event. Who knew?
‘We have a winning strategy–we have proven it twice in Red Clay. Identify good candidates with great public appeal, plan a 2-3 month campaign from filing through Election Day, involve all critical stakeholders, be willing to spend some money and commit some time, and then run the plan."In the context of this article, "good" clearly means people who support the agenda of DSEA.
If you read the whole segments from both, you will discover that they are . . . pursuing exactly the same electoral strategy. In fact, Mr. Heffron's piece could almost have been clipped from Ms. Jenner's in terms of the importance of such elections to his constituency, and the importance of organizing a special interest group to be successful.
Pretty much all that has been discovered here is that the business community was slower on the uptake than the teachers' union (by about three years), and that this is the first school board election to be fought out since Citizens United changed the playing field for the worse.
Folks, the real answer is that they're ALL playing us.