Another DOE Trojan Horse. Smarter Balanced is not going anywhere. I’ve received lots of feedback the past couple hours in regards to my public lashing of DSEA and the events from yesterday’s Senate Education Committee meeting. But were you aware that behind the scenes, the Delaware Department of Education and the University of Delaware are in the process of forming groups to “study the impact” of Smarter Balanced on what types of high school courses students take, college decisions and the overall success of higher education?
This is happening with no one the wiser. From what I understand, University of Delaware will conduct the research, the DOE will be in charge of most of the “policy-making”, and an advisory board will be constructed with relevant “stakeholders”. And we all know how that usually tends to go with these types of things. So before anyone makes assumptions on what is going on with the games being played, take a look at the Trojan horse the DOE and Governor Markell are about to launch on us again.