The Delaware State Board of Education just passed the Delaware School Success Framework with the opt-out penalty multiplier included. This is a very sad day in Delaware: for students, parents, schools, educators, and citizens. I feel sad for all the students who are going to be pressured non-stop to perform well on this test. I feel sad for the parents who are going to face an enormous amount of pressure against opting out. I feel sad for Delaware. This is your legacy Governor Markell. Shame on you.
The vote passed with four yes votes: Gray, Heffernan, Coverdale, and Rutt. Bunting abstained. Melendez and Whitaker were absent. Can’t blame them, wouldn’t want this vote showing.
This fight has just begun. The DOE obviously wants a war with parents, and they just got it.