I have to say I am extremely impressed! Delaware PTA made a very wise choice when they chose Laurie Howard to represent them with the House of Representatives on tomorrow’s House Bill 50 vote. She tackles the very controversial issues of parent opt-out affecting federal funding and the implications of standardized testing for urban minority kids. What she essentially did was take all the crap the DOE, Markell, Rodel, and civil rights groups have been throwing our way, put them in a blender, and made some delicious opt-out soup!
This says submission 2 of 3. What is #3 going to say? I can’t wait for this!
This resolution is modeled on a resolution passed by more than 819 Texas school boards in 2012 representing 80% of the districts and endorsed by 88% of the students. It was written by Advancement Project;Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund; FairTest; Forum for Education and Democracy; MecklenburgACTS; Deborah Meier; NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.; National Education Association; New York Performance Standards Consortium; Tracy Novick; Parents Across America; Parents United for Responsible Education – Chicago; Diane Ravitch; Race to Nowhere; Time Out From Testing; andUnited Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries.
Organizations and individuals are encouraged to publicly endorse this resolution. Organizations can modify it as needed for their local circumstances while also endorsing this national version.
National Resolution on High-Stakes Testing
WHEREAS, our nation’s future well-being relies on a high-quality…
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The Delaware PTA has done it again! This time courtesy of one of their VIP members, Laurie Howard. This letter MUST BE READ by every single House Representative as well as the opponents of House Bill 50. This letter will make anyone want to opt out of saying no to this bill!
Recently, a report for the New Castle County Education Project completed. This is another report centered on students in Wilmington. It covers school busing, drop-outs, and charter schools. Commissioned by Wilmington Mayor Denis Williams and New Castle County Executive Thomas Gordon, this report seems like it is very pro-charter school. Is something in the air? Might we expect to see something happening outside of our knowledge?