The Opt Out Heat Is On Red Clay To Pass A Resolution Supporting Parent Opt Out

Attention!  All Red Clay parents!  If you support the opt out movement, you have to go to the Red Clay board meeting on Wednesday, 3/18/14.  Your children go to one of the largest districts in the state, and you need to go and give public comment in support of parent opt out.  The board needs to hear YOUR VOICE!!!  Many of you have reached out to me with concerns and questions, and I have replied to all of you.  Now is the time for you to turn your curiosity into action.

This test and punish atmosphere in our public schools will continue unless we speak NOW!!  This is not the kind of environment that is healthy for our kids.  We all know it, and we all know this has absolutely nothing to do with getting our kids “college and career ready”.  This is all about the corporate education reform movement which Governor Jack Markell has sold out Delaware to, and continues to do every time the word education comes out of his mouth.  Jack and his buddies are making tons of money off the backs of children.  It is disgusting and abhorrent.

Many districts in our state have taken strong positions on parent opt out.  Christina and Capital passed resolutions giving support for opt out, Colonial’s Superintendent has indicated he will approve any request that comes in for opt out, and Delmar has this on their agenda to take action.  If Red Clay truly wants to do what is best for the children of Wilmington and their district, they will end the high-stakes testing of our children by supporting parent opt out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment.  This is not a “little test” as Earl Jaques would have you believe.  If you have any concerns, please follow these links and look for more opt out news as it comes out!

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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!

3 thoughts on “The Opt Out Heat Is On Red Clay To Pass A Resolution Supporting Parent Opt Out”

  1. Anyone in support of Smarter Balanced is only doing so because they think they will get super rich from all the Charter Schools. That includes Earl Jacques, Dave Sokola, and… is that it? Oh yes… Charlie Copeland. WE must keep telling how terrible this test is and how disreputable and corrupt those two legislators are. Might as well pull out a Glock and fire two rounds into every child’s head!


  2. I think I am going to try a public outcry maybe through to get other parents on-board. My child is not disabled, but the teaching methods are disabling. I cannot believe that red clay does not have an opt out option available to parents who do not want to subject their children to these ridiculous tests!!!!


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