If you are coming to the Parent Press Conference on Wednesday, April 1st, outside Legislative Hall in Dover at 5pm, this is what you can expect:
-Parents talking about the damaging effects of Common Core and standardized testing
-A legislator talking about House Bill 50
-Delaware PTA talking about Parent Opt Out
-a potential other organization talking about their stance on parent opt out
Some have called this a rally. We are rallying for a good cause: change in education. If you believe that your child is more than a test score, please come. If you are against teachers being rated based on a standardized test score, please come. If you are tired of Common Core and other subjects either diminishing or disappearing in your school, please come. If you are against your taxpayer dollars going to needless programs and services in our schools, please come. If you are tired of paying school taxes so the Department of Education can sign contract after contract with companies that are interfering in education, please come. If you want to save public education, please come.
You can find out more information on this event here:
As the number of parents joining the Parent Press Conference on April 1st grows by the hour, members of the media were sent the official press release for the event. This was a massive press release sent to all the major media outlets in the tri-state area. Parents can look forward to a very well-attended event with a lot of coverage. If you would like to speak at the press conference, please arrive 15-20 minutes early, or feel free to contact me at the email in the press release. Parking can be tight in this area, so you may want to arrive early.
No April Fools! The date for the Parent Press Conference will be changed to April 1st, at 5pm outside Legislative Hall in Dover. This way more people who want to come can attend! Sorry for the last minute decision on this Wednesday. This is not a rally. This is a press conference so parents can talk about their frustration with what has been happening in Delaware education. The main points will be House Bill 50, opt out and standardized testing, but also the frustration parents are feeling with education and being left out of key decisions. Any organization or group is more than welcome to attend and participate, but the main focus is everyday parents.
Please save the date and do your best to attend. The more people that are there, the bigger the difference it could make. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to speak at the press conference. I will be sending a press release to the media outlets in the tri-state area in a few days.