As committee meetings were posted on the legis.delaware.gov website today, I kept waiting to see the Senate Education Committee meeting posting. It is finally up, and it is just House Bill 50 and Senate Joint Resolution #2. I expect, to borrow some words from the Delaware DOE, a lot of robust and rigorous conversation around these two educational matters. I did hear Senator David Sokola tell State Rep. John Kowalko House Bill 50 would be heard first the other day, so I fully expect Sokola to keep his word.
I have not received a response to my request for House Bill 50 to be petitioned out of committee by any member of the Senate leadership, but given that the past couple days have been about Beau Biden’s viewing, I didn’t expect to. Here is the official agenda:
Senate Hearing Room
06/10/2015 03:00:00 PM
SJR 2 DIRECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO STUDY STUDENT ASSESSMENT TESTING.
Sponsor : Sokola
HB 50 w/HA 1 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO EDUCATION ASSESSMENT.
Sponsor : Kowalko
Comment: Introduction, Approval of Meeting Minutes, Agenda, Other items that appear before the Committee, Adjournment *Agenda Subject to change
I have to wonder if the same folks will show up. I imagine there will be a lot more parents there since the agenda is lighter. From what I understand, there were several parents outside of the meeting room the other day but were unable to come in because the room was at capacity. I know Dr. Paul Herdman from the Rodel Foundation of Delaware was going to give public comment on House Bill 50 the other day, so it will be interesting to see if he returns and what he has to say about all this…