Governor Markell, If SJR#2 Passes, I Dare You To Pick Me As The Parent Representative

If the title didn’t say it well enough, I triple-dog dare you to pick me!  Show how objective and fair you can be with education in Delaware.  Pick the biggest opponent of your education agendas and show that you can be fair and balanced.  You know my email (from FOIA requests to your office).  Game on!

Please keep in mind though, I am already in the process of rounding up ALL the parent opt-out folks to massively email bomb the General Assembly to reject this resolution.  Not sure how you got the heads of both education committees to participate in this… wait, I do…

Thanks, and have a great day!

Sokola & Jaques Behind Assessment Inventory “Discussion Group”

That was quick!  I should have checked yesterday on the General Assembly website, but they are on recess, so it was out of sight out of mind.  But anyways, what is the point behind Senate Joint Resolution #2, “Directing the Department of Education to study student assessment testing”, when the DOE started this initiative last year?  Oh yeah, to get what is essentially a task force going with key positions picked by the education reform Kool-Aid drinking Governor Markell!  But this task force won’t have any authority or oversight for the initiative but we can create it anyway to give the illusion this has legislative input!  Delaware legislators, STOP, just STOP with the DOE influence within your own ranks.  State Senator Dave Sokola and State Rep. Earl Jaques are the chairs of their prospective education committees.  This initiative came from Governor Markell in an attempt to thwart parent opt-out.  The DOE ran with it, got it going over six months ago and now the two education leaders of the General Assembly want to put this out?  Who are we kidding?  Read the resolution below: