Will DE Senator Dave Lawson Submit Legislation Again To Ban Common Core?

On the last day of the 147th General Assembly, Delaware Senator Dave Lawson threw out a teaser.  It was the controversial Senate Bill 269.  What made this bill controversial was that most people didn’t know it even existed.  SB 269, if passed, would have eliminated Common Core from Delaware schools and would have prevented any federal, corporate or outside interference with Delaware education.  The state would have been free to form its own standards for eduction, unencumbered by the US Department of Education breathing down its neck.  As well, this bill would have put a stop to the “longitudinal data” collection by the Delaware DOE and the US DOE.

Will Senator Lawson put this in again?  Say he did, and it passed, would Governor Markell ever sign off on it?  And what would that do to the Common Core themed Smarter Balanced Assessment.  Kudos to Senator Lawson for breathing some fresh air in the legislature.  I’m looking for a repeat, and very soon!

Take a look at the original bill:

2 thoughts on “Will DE Senator Dave Lawson Submit Legislation Again To Ban Common Core?

  1. Senate passage is close… Republican block plus Townsend, Ennis, McDowell, and Marshall, gives a win with 3 extra votes to spare.

    House? Well, have to deal with Schwartzkoph… You give me an idea. We might be able to do something there…

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  2. On a related matter, here’s the link that show Boston’s superintendent’s
    search.
    http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2015/01/19/boston-next-school-superintendent-must-prioritize-inequity-issues/ldxoftExWbiB3VFZopPJ6O/story.html

    Considering, DE recently experienced the loss of 4 superintendents: Lake Forest, Laurel, Seaford, Capital, as well as questionable education leadership at several charter schools

    Wouldn’t this be a good time to help develop our own education talent?

    FYI: UD, DTCC, and WilmU do not appear to be embracing the
    value of the longitudinal research that continuous improvement and sustainability has demonstrated since 1983.

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