Over eleven years ago, a report came out from the Delaware Department of Education. The topic was Delaware students and what they were looking for in education. This is a voice that is often marginalized when it comes to education policy. The adults are the ones that make the big decisions but it impacts students the most. Students didn’t choose Common Core and standardized tests. But they are the ones that have to deal with it. After students, teachers should have a stronger voice as well.
Back in the Secretary of Education Valerie Woodruff years, long before Race To The Top and Common Core but during the No Child Left Behind years, Delaware students were invited to speak out. I appreciate some of the raw answers these students gave. We need to do this again in Delaware.