Aside from Kilroy, has Earl Jaques responded to anyone else about his offensive comments?

I know several people who emailed or called Delaware State Rep. Earl Jaques about his extremely offensive comments about parents who opt their kids out of standardized assessments.  Has he responded to any of you?  I know he hasn’t responded to anything I have said.  I guess I am too far below him…

Kilroy posted a very long article today about parent opt out and how it is an agenda for some who are utilizing it to help themselves.  He was not talking about parents, so let’s not rush to hang Kilroy!  But as part of the article, Kilroy wrote that he spoke with Delaware State Rep. Earl Jaques about parent opt out:

Rep Jaques, I enjoyed our sidebar chat after the combined board meeting. I know you mean well but now it the time to be a leader not a follower. Markell is playing legislators to save his own political ass. Work with the parents, teachers, schools and other legislators to plan for a future that will seen an implosion of the current wrongheaded Washington / Markell agenda. You represent the people not the governor ! 

While Kilroy and I agree with many of the reasons he is speaking out like this, I do not think Earl Jaques meant well at all with his comments in a public newspaper.  I think he meant to condescend and offend parents who know their children better than anyone in pursuit of God knows what with Governor Markell.  I had a very long response to Kilroy’s article, which you can see here: https://kilroysdelaware.wordpress.com/2015/03/14/delaware-testing-opt-out-the-lies-and-hidden-agenda/#comment-64186

While some may think it is best for the opt out movement for Jaques to keep talking, which I partly agree with, I don’t think he should be the Chair of the House Education Committee which will be in session very soon to discuss House Bill 50 which would legally give parents the right to opt their child out of the state assessment.  So I will continue my iPetition:

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/we-want-delaware-state-rep-earl-jaques-to-step

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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!

One thought on “Aside from Kilroy, has Earl Jaques responded to anyone else about his offensive comments?”

  1. I have written to Rep Jaques several times and specifically about his most recent comments. He is my district rep and he had not had the decency to reply to me. He does not represent my voice as he should.

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