Red Lining Rodel

Only Kavips can use the words “wood chipper” and “kids” and have it make absolute sense. Please read Kavips latest post as he completely demolishes the op/ed released by Rodel’s Paul Herdman & Friends!

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Allow us to inform you how these people do not tell you the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth….  From their op-ed in the News Journal.

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Judging by the sheer volume of blog posts, social media blips, and op-eds – clearly, a lot of Delawareans today are questioning the role of testing in our schools.  “Bout time!

Is all this testing worth the time and stress? As parents, we all worry about over-testing our kids. We want our children to focus most of their time on learning, to expand their access to the arts and other aspects of the educational experience. But testing still holds tremendous value. Like $119 million of free Race To The Top cash for “Friends of Jack Markell”…

As parents, teachers, and community members, we need to know how our kids are doing. Proper test data tells us which students and schools…

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2 thoughts on “Red Lining Rodel

  1. I want to be clear that I fully support the right to opt out, and I truly hope HB50 passes. I think this is a decision that should be made by parents or caregivers, not schools and government officials. However, I really disagree with some of the language in this red-lined article. I think sometimes the opt-out movement is bordering a dangerous line between fighting for the right to opt-out (and educating parents who WANT to opt out but don’t believe they can or have the right to even though they already do) and trying to bully ALL parents into opting out, and I think this kavips article crosses that line. I don’t think it’s fair to tell parents they have to “step up,” “play the adult” or “be the adult.” Just as parents who want to opt out should be treated fairly and their wishes should be followed, parents who don’t have an interest in opting out or are not anti-test or anti-smarter balanced should not be talked down to or made to sound like they are doing a disservice to their child. When Jacques alluded to the fact that opting out was equal to admitting failure, the blogosphere went crazy, but somehow it is ok for another blog to allude to the fact that those who don’t opt out are trying to hurt their children and just need to “be adults?”. Just as opt-out folks believe the decision should be left to families, the decision among families not to opt-out should be equally acceptable…

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