Feds: Del. ‘needs intervention’ on special edMatthew Albright, The News Journal
Delaware is doing such a poor job educating special-needs students that the federal government may need to intervene, the U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday.
Federal officials’ biggest complaint: Delaware is not setting a high bar for those students, letting too many opt out of tests they say provide valuable information about the quality of those students’ education.
There it id, the code ” Opt out” ! The fed is using this Special Ed twist as cover in a counter-offensive to beat-back the nationwide movement to opt out of Common Core Standards’s Smarter Balance ed Assessment. Duncan is worried that if too many parents opt out of state assessment laced with federal intervention it would invalidate Common Core Standards and The Smarter Balanced Assessment
Sen. Greg Lavelle, R-Sharpley, called the results “embarrassing.”
“After all the money and all these changes from Race to the Top, here we have the U.S. Department of Education saying we are one of the three worst states in the country,” Lavelle said. “They are saying we have failed.”
Greg, Rep Hudson is the embarrassment! H.B.#23 would have given even parents of Special Ed students another transparency tool! Also even for herself as attending Red Clay school board meeting is beneath her! where was Miro and Ramone when Red Clay Special ED parents cried out about Red Clay’s inclusion agenda?
Hudson and her mirror-image Valerie Longhusrt need to go and I am calling on parents to help ousted them! Transparency is the key to education reform and Hudson sold us out! Longhurst had a big hand in it with her Dover bitch games.