Kavips, you need to come back. I haven’t seen anything on your blog since January 5th. We had a major legislative battle with House Bill 50. While the bill is still in limbo, aka Pete Schwartzkopf’s desk drawer, we need a rally. I truly don’t think the House Republicans hail Mary bills are going to do anything except waste oxygen. Once I discovered opt-out, your blog was the first place I found. With all the Smarter Balanced Assessment questions and all the brilliant posts about why the test sucks so bad. I don’t know if you are chilling for the winter, or up to other stuff, but your presence is needed! You need to come back and help make sense out of all this as well as a way forward! This year is crucial in education. The reformers are getting their dream lists ready and going to town on them. And they are happening. I’m going to come right out and say I need your perspective on all this. It isn’t just Common Core and SBAC, it’s everything: after-school community centers, the 5Essentials Survey, data going out of our schools like crazy, WEIC, priority schools 2.0, charter audit bills, etc. We need your take on all this. Rodel is going full-steam ahead with their copy and paste job of the DOE website into one big look at Delaware schools. The charter bias is unreal.
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! View all posts by Kevin Ohlandt