At the Christina Educators Association meeting tonight, State Rep. and Chair of the House Education Committee in Delaware Earl Jaques told members that House Bill 50, the parent opt out bill, will not pass. My question to Jaques is this: how would you know this information when it hasn’t even been discussed in the House Education Committee? You are one of forty-one members in the Delaware General Assembly House of Representatives.
Here is my public challenge to you Rep. Jaques: If you are against this bill then you need to publicly explain to every single Delaware parent exactly why you are against it. It sounds to me like you have already made up your mind without any thought put behind it. This is exactly what we have seen from Governor Markell and the Delaware DOE for the past six years. Plowing ahead without any parent or educator input whatsoever is not a strategy, it is a problem. Now that the problems are getting a public face, then you need to defend your side of the argument. You were elected by the people of Delaware to serve the people of Delaware. Not Governor Markell or the Delaware DOE. I look forward to your response.