A 9th grader has started a petition for President Obama to reduce standardized testing. He is sick of the endless hours of test prep and the devaluation of actual grades and achievements. He is tired of one test score determining your retention or ability to graduate. He is 4th in his class. Please go to the below link and get this petition to it’s 100,000 mark!
Delaware Secretary of Education Mark Murphy is at the White House today for an event to support college readiness. This isn’t a mutually exclusive thing, as hundreds of other comparable leaders from states and school districts were invited as well. To be a fly on the wall though for any conversation between the President and Murphy. The below is from the Delaware DOE News Page, courtesy of everyone’s favorite Alison May: