Exceptional Delaware Endorses Tara Greathouse For Appoquinimink School Board!!!


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!


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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!

6 thoughts on “Exceptional Delaware Endorses Tara Greathouse For Appoquinimink School Board!!!”

  1. i love opt-out as much as the next parent but the fact you would endorse her based solely on that is ludicrous. Three of the other candidates also supported opt-out, so there’s that.

    But what’s great about your endorsement of Mrs. Greathouse is the fact that she believes our school district’s libraries and their staff have become peddlers of pornography to children and will dedicate her possible time on the Board to removing “Any material containing murder, sex abuse, rape, incest, explicit sex, cutting, drug use, profanity, peer pressure and other forms of violence have absolutely no place in a child’s elementary, middle or high school.”

    So a few simple questions: (1) Do you agree with Mrs. Greathouse that ” Public school libraries are being transformed into Adult book stores and we must not allow this dangerous path to continue.”? (2) Did you bother to investigate the other candidates and see their positions or did Mrs. Greathouse get the nod because she happened to be the most vocal on your HB50?

    Thank you in advance for clarifying the above. I will certainly be voting today and while there are six names on the ballot, Mrs. Greathouse’s sticks out for all the wrong reasons actually and I’ll be voting for someone who isn’t driven by an agenda of religious dogma (all plain to see on her Facebool candidate page.)


  2. Well, I guess it’s “awaiting moderation”, so technically not deleted… Just “awaiting” until about 8:01 pm tonight, maybe… maybe not…


    1. Maybe cause I was mowing my lawn and I didn’t see it until now. I’m a firm believe in transparency and I don’t hide anything. As for why I endorsed Tara Greathouse and not others, who says I am necessarily against some of her views? While I don’t think all books should be scrutinized, I believe in a parent’s right to question some of the content given to students for instructional material. I’m sure there are some things I wouldn’t want my own son reading if it wasn’t age appropriate. You spoke about others also agreeing with opt out, but I didn’t see them speaking out at the great debates on this issue. That impressed me a lot. And she never once said “Oh, I’m running for a school board seat.” That lends a degree of humility and conviction. I’m not sure why you are so gung-ho on blasting this candidate or why you would choose a name like Frank Underwood, a notorious political fictional character, but to each his own.


  3. You can certainly vote how you like. That’s your right. As it is Mrs. Greathouse’s right to question instructional material. I’m sure if she introduced a resolution about this to the board, and they voted against it, it would not destroy Appoquinimink School District. I don’t support book burnings, but if a book Mrs. Greathouse described on her Facebook page has very questionable material, is that something that is absolutely necessary for a student to know? We all question Common Core and it’s appropriateness, but when the instructional material is not age appropriate, that’s suddenly okay? A bit of a hypocrisy in my opinion.


  4. Let’s not attack candidates based on “an agenda driven by religious dogma”, many other candidates have firm religious views as well and some are even on their church boards. I’m an atheist so it wasn’t easy for me to pick out any candidate. Tara was the only candidate that I heard that really detests the smarter balance assessment and the corporate reform it stands for so to me she stood out. The others just muttered that they agree with parents but they aren’t actively supporting HB 50. I oppose book banning but I am all for active discussions. Maybe as parents and a community we need to discuss certain books, we should not be afraid of that. If she brings that out to light then good for her. I’m familiar with Miseducation of Cameron Post and though it may not be appropriate for younger children, it’s not entirely inappropriate for high schoolers. A book should not be feared, it should be used as a tool for open discussions.


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