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Using the state of Washington, Mike Matthews 2nd News Journal column shows why education in Delaware just isn’t working under it’s current method of practice.  While calling for parent opt out, he effectively showed how the Delaware DOE’s obsession with data is getting in the way of what truly matters: education.

The highlights:

It’s time to get down and dirty and make lots of folks a little uncomfortable by having conversations that are long overdue.

I fully support the parental opt-out movement as a means to starve the data-hungry bureaucrats of the information they need to label and tear down our neediest schools.

…the waivers can only be granted if states play the bully by labeling and tearing apart already-needy schools to show the feds they’re committed to turning around those “low-performing” schools.

To read the full column, and you really should, pleae go to the below link and spread it around Facebook and Twitter.  This is a must read, not only for Delaware, but the whole country!

http://www.delawareonline.com/story/opinion/contributors/2014/12/13/education-departments-solution-work/20331407/