On the last day of the 147th General Assembly, Delaware Senator Dave Lawson threw out a teaser. It was the controversial Senate Bill 269. What made this bill controversial was that most people didn’t know it even existed. SB 269, if passed, would have eliminated Common Core from Delaware schools and would have prevented any federal, corporate or outside interference with Delaware education. The state would have been free to form its own standards for eduction, unencumbered by the US Department of Education breathing down its neck. As well, this bill would have put a stop to the “longitudinal data” collection by the Delaware DOE and the US DOE.
Will Senator Lawson put this in again? Say he did, and it passed, would Governor Markell ever sign off on it? And what would that do to the Common Core themed Smarter Balanced Assessment. Kudos to Senator Lawson for breathing some fresh air in the legislature. I’m looking for a repeat, and very soon!
Take a look at the original bill: