The first time I heard anyone going off about what eventually became Regulation 225 was State Rep. Rich Collins. A couple of months ago, the Republican State Rep. from the 41st district lashed out against the Delaware Department of Education over the draft for the regulation. He did not like that parental rights were seemingly violated in this gender identity discrimination regulation. Which started off more controversy in Delaware than I’ve seen in a long time. It probably got more response than opt out did. Which I find to be a crying shame cause I think, in the long run, that is a much more important issue. But I’m biased like that. Not ashamed to admit it. But I digress…
Collins fired the shot heard around Delaware. From there, the regulation continued to find many who opposed it. The final day for public comment on it was today, at 4pm. It is now in the hands of Delaware Secretary of Education Dr. Susan Bunting. Will she approve it? Disapprove it? We will find out soon. Perhaps as early as December 14th, the next State Board of Education meeting. I would guess she will hold onto it for a little while. Or maybe Carney just wants it over as soon as possible, one way or another.
The part about Collins’ role in all this was he isn’t a state rep I’ve found to get involved in many education-related things. I guess this one hit home for him in his neck of the woods.
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This is a joke!
Okay. Can you please fill me in on HOW you perceive this to be a joke Anono?
It’s a joke because this is so obviously a Republican plan to gin up turnout in the next election. Most of the people leading the fight for parental rights in this don’t sent their kids to public school. It’s an education non-issue turned into a big political issue. He probably thought you were smart enough to see that, hence it must be a joke to put him on this list.
Why shouldn’t parent’s, be involved in the decision making of their child’s best interest?
I believe they should.