DSEA’s Official Statement On The House Bill 50 Veto Override

The Delaware State Education Association’s executive board voted on an official stance on the House Bill 50 Veto Override and released this information today publicly:

DSEA’s position on opt-out is the same as it has always been, we support a parent’s right to opt their child out of excessive state mandated standardized testing. At the same time, we believe that the state, with direction from parents and educators, must reduce the time dedicated to standardized testing. More importantly the state must ensure the tests that are taken are valid measures of student progress in the given subject area, and provide clear direction on how to improve student growth.  As an organization, DSEA will continue the push to eliminate excessive, invalid testing and tying the results of these tests to educator evaluations. With that being said, we will respect the individual decisions made by legislators regarding whether or not to override the Governor’s veto of House Bill 50.

5 thoughts on “DSEA’s Official Statement On The House Bill 50 Veto Override

  1. Sooo…they are going to work to eliminate test scores being tied to teacher evaluations, but they are going to respect legislators who don’t vote to override HB 50?? This is the only legislation that has ever been introduced since state testing began that would not penalize teachers and schools accountability for parental decisions to opt their child out of testing. That is an INSANE statement from DSEA. Shame on them….

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