Podcast of WDEL Interview w/Rick Jensen on Parent Opt Out of High-Stakes Testing

I had an awesome time with Rick Jensen today talking about parent opt out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment.   There was so much more I could have said, but I had an hour.  Some folks called in.  John Young from the Christina School Board, Delaware State Rep Sean Matthews and Delaware State Rep John Kowalko.  Rick and I talked about special needs children, the Delaware DOE, Smarter Balanced Assessment, and how it is not illegal to opt your child out in Delaware.  We talked about the “scare tactic” letter the DOE wants districts to give to parents when they opt their kid out and how it is based on state code that does not include parents at all.  I hope to do this again soon!

4 thoughts on “Podcast of WDEL Interview w/Rick Jensen on Parent Opt Out of High-Stakes Testing

    • According to the DOE no one is allowed to opt out. According to the Constitution of the United States of America, the 14th Amendment, any parent has the ability to determine their child’s education. So yes, of course! Jensen kept focusing on special needs children with this, but it is all parent’s right!

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