What’s On The Agenda At The State Board Spring Retreat Today?

The Delaware State Board of Education is meeting right now in their Spring Retreat.  In the agenda (seen below), it appears they are prepping for several items, one of which I didn’t know about since it appears it was snuck into the epilogue of the FY2015 budget.

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Part of me wanted to go to this meeting, but then I realized I would just hear the same bad lingo I always hear from this board.  Although I would have loved to hear them discuss their little Joint Sunset Review!  Their ESSA overview is filled with the same corporate education reform language from companies like The Alliance for Excellent Education or whatever the heck their name is.  I can’t keep track of them all anymore.

What gets me is this Special Education Strategic Plan.  Why is everything called a “Strategic Plan” these days?  It’s just more buzz words that sound important but allows more of the same “college and career readiness” crap into our schools.  The axis for everything in education now is the standardized test.  Just opt out…

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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!

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