The Washington Post article chimes in about DE Parents Opting Out and the needed data!


I am a parent of two DE public school children, I am a former DE PTA president, a former Red Clay school board member, I am currently a DE State Representative and Vice Chair of the House Education Committee. I found this article to be quite interesting. The writers of this piece truly do not understand what is going on here in Delaware regarding the current state assessment and the ignored and meaningless data that is produced from it.

The Washington Post article states that opting out “undermines the collection of the needed data.” I find that sentence just fascinating! I wonder if the authors of this piece understand that the needed data comes after the student has moved on to the next grade level. The needed data arrived in the mail addressed to the parent after their child moved on to the next grade or moved up to another…

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Kevin Ohlandt

I am a proud parent of a son with Tourette's Syndrome and several other co-morbidities. I write on this blog to educate other parents so they know a bit more about not only special education, but all the really bad things that are happening with public schools in Delaware and the USA. We are all in this together, and if our children aren't able to advocate for themselves it's up to us parents! We need to stop letting companies run our schools, and demand our children get a proper education. Our Departments of Education in our states have become weak with fear from the bullying US DOE, and we need to take back our schools!

One thought on “The Washington Post article chimes in about DE Parents Opting Out and the needed data!”

  1. One can only imagine why the Washington Post editorial staff is so satisfied with those failing DC schools which have been marginalized, charterized and characterized as improving despite the fact that they are pretty much mediocre at best and failing at worst. Where are the children and grandchildren of the WaPo editorial staff and owner attending? WaPo owner Bezos and his “bozos” (another gang of corporate shills supporting the RODELS, Chambers of Commerce, Gates, Pearsons, TFA, DOE, Arnie and Obama and our own Chief Executive) will support anything that has the potential to put a dollar in their failed media pocketbooks trickling down from the privatizers/destroyers of public education. Writing and supporting speculators and snake-oil salesmen who offer unproven solutions (speculations) to real problems is a convenient road to navigate guaranteeing a 50-50 chance of being right or wrong while sucking up all of the spare change (taxpayer money) littering that road.

    Representative John Kowalko

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