An Appoquinimink parent just told me they received the Appo opt out threat letter I wrote about last year. Two parents from Appo have informed me their child would not receive academic instruction when their peers took the Smarter Balanced Assessment. The Delaware General Assembly could have stopped this nonsense in January by overriding Governor Markell’s veto of House Bill 50. Now they are going to have to deal with ticked off parents. I personally sent each and every one of them an email letting them know this would happen. The vast majority of the Delaware House of Representatives ignored this.
One parent was very confused by the wording of the letter and was very upset. Is this really a repeat of last year? Speaker of the House Pete Schwartzkopf, I demand you put House Bill 50 off of the ready list and let the Delaware House give it a vote. Let’s see how these “representatives of the people” vote when they can’t hide behind a suspension of rules!