Kowalko deserves credit for full-day kindergartenIt is in no small part due to John Kowalko's efforts that full-day kindergarten is now reality in Delaware. This came two years after state Rep. Stephanie Ulbrich effectively killed a House bill with the option.
Kowalko is running against Ulbrich for the 25th district seat. He formed a coalition to push for this worthwhile program.
With the help of Common Cause of Delaware, the A. Philip Randolph Institute, ACORN and others, Kowalko presented petitions with 800 signatures. He provided nearly 20 studies to the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee showing the beneficial impact of full-day kindergarten.
He debated state Sen. Charles Copeland and Rep. Gregory Lavelle and refuted their weak arguments against it.
Kowalko has been the driving force to passage of S.B. 251. We should all thank him for finally bringing state-funded and statewide availability of full-day kindergarten to all Delaware public schools.
Ellen Lebowitz, Newark
John still has an uphill battle against incumbent Stephanie Ulbrich. I heard Ulbrich on the radio last week and she is nothing is not a smooth politician.