Sorry Kavips, Townsend does not get the “best of intentions” vote from me. He didn’t have to introduce this amendment at all. He is a lawyer, he knew what could happen, and he chose to do it anyway. This could be sitting on Markell’s desk right now. While his actions were not even close to the scheming and duplicity Sokola and Jaques perpetrated, he should have known better. I reached out to him to discuss it and he could not give me a valid reason why it was added. I can’t support that, and I can’t support him. What makes Townsend so appealing to some people is that smile, that big teddy bear thing he has going. But at the end of the day, he wants more political power.
I’m laughing at the title… Someone who sees it and knows nothing of our General Assembly, is going to say WTF.
But everyone who does know, knows exactly what those hieroglyphics mean. Here is why what he did made sense….
Delaware put in the 11th grade Smarter Balanced Assessment test which is not required by the feds. (Why? Obviously seeing the connection between our government and AIR (makers of the test), it was done as a personal favor so that company would get more money out of Delaware taxpayers!) Feds only require testing in grades 3-10. Now for a child who has passed 10 grades so far, or is in eleventh grade without having previously taken the Smarter Balanced Assessment (they were first used this year), and who has a great chance of being accepted by a top-notch higher education facility…. to get a failing grade on the SBA (because…
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