Tomorrow is school board election day in Delaware! For Appoquinimink, Exceptional Delaware is endorsing Tara Greathouse. This is a woman with a lot of soul, and a lot of grit. During the great debate about parent opt-out, Greathouse has been there in the trenches with other parents at every important occasion: Delaware PTA Town Hall, The House Education Committee, and the full House of Representatives vote.
What impressed me the most was the House Education Committee meeting on House Bill 50. She came with a prepared statement, but after hearing the arguments against the bill, she chucked her speech to the side and winged it with absolute perfection! This is a woman who isn’t afraid to take chances and can adapt to a situation easily. That’s exactly what a school board member needs, and she has it in ample supply. She would be a fresh new voice with all the love and devotion of a parent, but with the knowledge and strength for what needs to be done for education in Delaware.
She has a deep and abiding concern about the impact of standardized testing on our students. She understands special education and knows these matters need to be seriously looked at. She knows the Common Core standards are not good enough for our students and she believes in local control. What more do you need?
Don’t get lost in the number of names on the ballot, because only one should stick out, and that’s Tara Greathouse!