The Delaware State Board of Education just passed the Delaware School Success Framework with the opt-out penalty multiplier included. This is a very sad day in Delaware: for students, parents, schools, educators, and citizens. I feel sad for all the students who are going to be pressured non-stop to perform well on this test. I feel sad for the parents who are going to face an enormous amount of pressure against opting out. I feel sad for Delaware. This is your legacy Governor Markell. Shame on you.
The vote passed with four yes votes: Gray, Heffernan, Coverdale, and Rutt. Bunting abstained. Melendez and Whitaker were absent. Can’t blame them, wouldn’t want this vote showing.
This fight has just begun. The DOE obviously wants a war with parents, and they just got it.
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This is bullshit!
Parents, write your school board members and tell them to stand strong. Write to your legislators and tell them to pass a bill against this regulation. Write to the governor candidates and tell them you want to know their stance on this because it will affect your vote in the fall.
Ultimately a school’s rating and how YOUR child does in school don’t necessarily correlate, so be strong and keep on fighting.
Part of the problem is the candidates will say one thing to get into office and then do the opposite and screw up our schools!
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