“I am uninterested in a game of political chess that uses our kids as pawns.”
Brandywine School District Superintendent Mark Holodick came out with a message on the district website stating parents can only opt out under certain medical circumstances and with approval from the district. But what he fails to realize is this is not his choice. It is a parents choice. Nice intimidation there Mr. Holodick, but parents are savvier then these bullying tactics. If you were truly against increased assessments in Delaware, you would be much more public with this internal policy in your mind. This is not some political thing. It is parents speaking up for their children and saying “STOP”. The very fact that you would see this as a political thing speaks volumes about what is on your mind. Your arrogance in presuming to know what parents’ motivations are for opting their child out is a disgrace, and you need to offer a public apology. No wonder the Delaware DOE loves you!
Read Holodick’s entire statement below: