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    Filed at 6:13 am under by dcobranchi

    File this one under “Damned if you do. Damned if you don’t.”

    Fallon has the time for legislative duties

    I would like to call voters’ attention to concerns that exist regarding having a teacher in public schools running for the Legislature.Tom Chapman is running against incumbent Tina Fallon.

    It is physically impossible for one person to do a thorough job of both teaching and being a legislator. Legislative sessions start at 1 p.m. Public school dismisses at 2:30 p.m. A good teacher should remain at school for some time after students are dismissed to help those having problems or for general planning. If Chapman leaves Seaford at 2:30 p.m. he probably would arrive in Dover at 3:30 p.m. He would not carry his share of legislative work. In addition, legislators serve on committees.

    Tina Fallon is on the job every day helping constituents with problems that only she can solve as a result of contacts established through years of service. A teacher would not have the time. The fact that the DSEA has endorsed Fallon’s candidacy is significant. Fallon has proved herself of service to teachers and schools Fallon first ran for the Legislature because she wanted to see teachers’ salaries increased.

    Anne Nesbitt, Seaford

    I feel sorry for the folks in that district.

    3 Responses to “LETTER OF THE DAY”

    Comment by
    October 29th, 2004
    at 7:46 am

    So… what? He couldn’t quit his job? Is that not unheard of? I believe some politicians do quit their day jobs, or change their professions to accomodate their new responsibilities…

    Comment by
    October 29th, 2004
    at 11:07 am

    That’s such a crock. There are already more than just a few teachers that are actively teaching & holding legislative office in Delaware.
    One of them is even chair of the education commitee in the house. They only meet six months of the year & only 3 days a week for sessions for the afternoon. Committee meeting can be attended by an assistant.

    Comment by
    October 29th, 2004
    at 9:11 pm

    Ain’t that interesting? The DSEA supported the incumbent Republican over the challenger, who is both a teacher AND a Democrat. Will wonders never cease?