Will charter schools be allowed to make no test opt-out conditions of admission?

Will charter schools be allowed to make no test opt-out conditions of admission?

House Bill #50 says this ; (6) The districts and charter schools shall notify all parents and guardians of this right no later than 15 days prior to the start of the assessment via its website and mailing.  The Department shall also post a notification on its website no later than 15 days prior to the start of the assessment.

House Bill #50 also says this; (3) There shall be no academic or disciplinary repercussions on the student’s record for opting out of participating in the statewide assessment.

Someone needs to watch the charter schools to see if they are communicating information suggesting directly or indirectly students must participate in the state assessment.

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12 responses to “Will charter schools be allowed to make no test opt-out conditions of admission?

  1. lastDEconservative

    Once again, the elected, the elite, have fogged up the atmosphere, and the masses, half awake, are squinting at a few trees without apprehending the forest. And they’re all milling around in a fog together in no small part because a few self identified Wise Ones from said masses, running around with their hair on fire, oblivious to the fallacy, have demanded the elected act.

    Just for one minute, those of you of age to realize you live in (what’s left of) America, consider …

    “The districts and charter schools shall notify all parents and guardians of this right … ”

    There it is. The mindset FROM which the American experiment was born. And the mindset which will end the American experiment. I know, I know, most don’t see it.

    Who is granting this “right”? The capital S State. Reminds one of jolly old England in the days of Kings and Courts. The state, in America, does not, can not, grant rights (which it could, without even laying down the pen, revoke on a whim), rather, it is formed to protect and defend our God given rights. This is a low day coming, my friends. As I count up the number of “beginning of the ends” I’ve witnessed in my life, this one glows like radioactive waste. But, hey, what does any of that matter? Angos and his ilk have a “victory.” A hollow, shallow, losing proposition of a victory. File this under “be careful what you ask for.”

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    • lastDEconservative

      Having just scanned the rag of what passes for a newspaper here in the Republic, including the story on the entirety of the issue, complete with photo accompaniment, I feel compelled to amplify my point by saying to both those claiming victory and those realizing the fallacy … “we” have just allowed JoKo Ono to grant us a “right.” Not just the faceless leviathan, but Kwacko, live and in person, can now claim benefactor status. Wait, I said it right the first time above; ‘allowed’ is the wrong word. “We” (via Angos and the lot) asked, no, begged, him to grant us a “right.” On bended knee, “we” said ‘lead us, save us from ourselves, bestow this small mercy upon us.’

      I hope you like all the rest of what is sure to come now that the path is cleared.

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  2. What will nccvt do for students that apply whose parents opted them out of testing? They use test scores as one of the ways they rank student applications. They rank student applications from highest score to lowest based upon a combination of grades, test scores, and discipline records. I believe they are the only vote here that doesn’t have a lottery, why is that allowed? All districts schools if over enrolled are supposed to use a lottery for school choice, and charters that are over enrolled use a lottery. Polytech uses a lottery and with the new law regarding Sussex tech not only will they have a representative lottery but also no enrollment preferences.
    It would appear there may need to be some changes in their enrollment process

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  3. Pencadermom

    MHS -“It would appear there may need to be some changes in their enrollment process”
    What changes would you suggest? My suggestion would be to give the people who pay for public school what they are asking for. To know what they are asking for, all we have to look at is which schools even have the need for lotteries. Which schools end up with waiting lists. Which schools are turning kids down. Those are obviously the schools that the taxpayers are asking for. If we could grow the space in vo-tech, to include the 400+ students who get turned down yearly, then they would have to fill those seats and they would take whatever student who wanted to be there.

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  4. If any of you think House Bill 50 was ever about granting rights to parents, than you obviously haven’t been listening to the conversation. It’s about granting rights parents already have under the U.S. Constitution and proven time and time again through the Supreme Court. We can disguise this with the more than transparent failure of the social experiment whereby some students get selected and others don’t. Now that the façade is revealed with that, everyone is scrambling to fill seats in those places and expand. There was a time when Warner was considered one of the highest-rated schools in the state, and we all know why. All you want is to rob Peter to pay Paul, which is quite ironic in and of itself.

    lastDEconservative, you have polluted the dialogue with all your insults and diatribes about this great leviathan you always talk about. I think the only leviathan is the one living in your head, and it haunts you every day. Free the beast, free the beast! Or, as the Kinks once sang, “Silly boy you got so much to live for, so much to aim for, so much to try for, your blowing it all with paranoia, you’re so insecure you self-destroyer.” I’m sure you will come back with some witty comeback, and Publius will come on and say “well-done, rant of the week…”, and then Pencadermom will try to come up with something even niftier… and the cycle goes on and on and on….

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    • lastDEconservative

      You’re young. There’s time for redemption. But you should really start to wake up now. Don’t wait till your hero JoKo Ono gives ME a right that costs you one of yours.

      Please read your own sentence and try, please try, to comprehend it.

      ” It’s about granting rights parents already have under the U.S. Constitution …

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    • I did realize my word “granting” was not the best choice. I was thinking about what you wrote. The word I meant to use was “codify”. How can a bill grant you something you already have? This was my slip-up, and probably reinforced your argument. And if you had kids in public school, you would have the same right. Kowalko, as he is really called, didn’t grant me any rights. He reinforced it. BM Publius… I care about his rights as well, and he can opt out his child too!

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    • lastDEconservative

      In a rare twist of fate, you are right, Angos. ‘Grant’ is the wrong word. The legislature considers itself more of a deity than you gave them credit for; to wit;

      “Synopsis of Bill: This bill creates the right for the parent or guardian of a child to opt out of the annual assessment, currently the Smarter Balanced Assessment System.”

      “Creates the right … “. Once again I congratulate you on opening a pandora’s box of evil heretofore unimagined. God, Kowalko, God, Kowalko. You’ve made a strange choice; I’ll stick with the big guy.

      And don’t ask ME your question, “How can a bill grant you something you already have?”, ask yourself. I know the answer. You don’t seem to have grasped what is really going on. Good luck.

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    • lastDEconservative

      Yep, the cycle goes on — we try to wake you (and others), with little success. The lullaby you succumbed to at some point has a long head start on the rest of us. And you stay within arm’s reach of the flute players like Kwacko and Co., well within earshot.

      Try figuring out that your bet on any legislator is a loser this way. They measure their worth in terms of “doing something.” Their zeal to do something is uncontainable, I often say. The problem? The world is not designed for manipulation by a very few zealots who are wiser than the collective whole … in their own minds. Mother nature always prevails. But even Mother Nature can suffer a dent in the process, and dents take a while to work out.

      To the subject matter at hand, politicians have been “doing something” with respect to schooling (which prior to was called rightfully, education) for hundreds of years. Has it gotten better? Have we created intellects on par with the Founders lately? And hey, how ’bout them roads and bridges? Or health care. Or the welfare state.

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  5. As well, it is the very acts of our own DOE, many charters AND traditional schools regarding opt-out this legislation would stop. Far too many have sought to intimidate, bully, harass, and trick parents into attempting to relinquish those rights. I would take one Kowalko who helps people see that over a billion of you naysayers any day of the year.

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    • lastDEconservative

      As above, until he takes away one of yours and gives it to Publius. Wake up, wake up, wake up. It’s only a matter of time.

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  6. Please take Kwacko… back to your district… please!!

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