Apparently, he felt the only way the commission could prove themselves worthy is if they took the Smarter Balanced Assessment.
The only way to see if this works is to see your proficiency. If you can’t cut it, we will have to wait another year and see what your growth is. If you show some rigor and grit, we will take a look at it then.
But seriously, he did show up for about ten minutes. He thanked the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission for all their hard work. The Governor emphasized the redistricting should not affect Red Clay residents and the funding will not come from them. He reminded the Commission this is going to be a very tough budget year. There were no questions, and Jack left. That is the heart of it. Thank you to my “reporter-on-the-fly” and my “photographer-on-the-fly” who submitted this information to me! Not the Smarter Balanced stuff. That was a complete lie on my part.