As the News Journal reported the other day, the Delaware House and Senate met tonight to choose the leadership for each caucus. This was met with scrutiny by some because this is normally done a week after the election. But both parties want to get the ball rolling early for the 150th General Assembly. Who is in? Continue reading
SAVE THE DATE!!!!
Override House Bill 50 Veto Rally
January 12th, 2016
The Delaware PTA wants ALL parents, teachers, and students who support the opt-out movement to come to Legislative Hall on January 12th, 2016 at 2pm. Not so coincidentally, this is also the first day the Delaware legislators are back in session. We need to send a strong message to our legislators that we do NOT support Governor Jack Markell’s veto of House Bill 50. We also want our legislators in the House and Senate to override the veto. More details to come, but please make every effort to come, whether or not you are in the Delaware PTA or not. Every single voice counts!!!!
This is not about reducing assessments in Delaware. This is about a horrible state assessment inflicted on our children. We say no more! We do not like the whole environment associated with the Smarter Balanced Assessment. Yes, the overall goal should be getting rid of the test altogether, but until then, opt-out is the preferred path for those who choose to do so. Overriding a bill made for parents showed a severe lack of disrespect on the Governor’s part. Nowhere in his long-winded press release on the veto did he talk about parental rights and honoring those rights.
More details to come!