The Network for Public Education released state report cards for their 2016 State Report Card today. Below is Delaware’s grade determination, for which they received a grade of D. Personally, I would have given Delaware a grade of D for rejecting high-stakes testing with the behavior over a parent’s right to opt their child out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment. Delaware scored very poorly on the “resisting privatization” category. While Delaware doesn’t take part in any type of voucher system, the push for “school choice” is huge in the First State. The gap between certain charter schools student demographics and their counterparts in the traditional school districts they reside in is gigantic!
The Network for Public Education released their 50 State Report Card today and Delaware got a D. This is no surprise to me considering all the education policies Governor Markell has brought about in the last year. Frankly, I’m shocked we didn’t get an F. As Markell continues to tout his success with education, it becomes more clear how flawed his initiatives truly are. Below you can read the entire report card.