Critical Email Your Legislators About 334

I absolutely, wholeheartedly, 100% agree with Kavips!


Dear Sir/Madam

I am very concerned we are rushing into the Smarter Balanced Assessments based only on one sales pitch.

We know this to be true.

  • Most kids guessed on the pilot tests offered this year, so results won’t be valid.
  • Education should be about taking something complicated, and reducing it to something simple.  Common Core and the Smarter Balanced Assessments do the exact opposite.  They take something simple and make it enormously complicated.
  • The sample tests are a joke, and most adults can’t even figure out the questions they are written so poorly.
  • All (100%) of independent educational experts are against this bill.  Only sponsors-for-hire are supporting this bill

There are no ramifications for saying no.  We can simply continue doing what we have since the DCAS was begun.

This bill is being sold on cutting down testing.  While overall that may be good, the quality of the test we are…

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Kevin Ohlandt

I am a proud parent of a son with Tourette's Syndrome and several other co-morbidities. I write on this blog to educate other parents so they know a bit more about not only special education, but all the really bad things that are happening with public schools in Delaware and the USA. We are all in this together, and if our children aren't able to advocate for themselves it's up to us parents! We need to stop letting companies run our schools, and demand our children get a proper education. Our Departments of Education in our states have become weak with fear from the bullying US DOE, and we need to take back our schools!

One thought on “Critical Email Your Legislators About 334”

  1. The 912 Delaware Patriots and the Mid Atlantic Education Alliance worked tirelessly to educate Legislators on Common Core. After the dust settled in the House we found that only 9 votes came down against the bill – all Democrats. Our efforts have been extensive and we are keeping up the pressure.


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