From: John Kowalko
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2016 11:54 AM
To: Kowalko, John (LegHall)
Subject: Fwd: Fw: message to be sent to my email list
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Representative John Kowalko
I want you to be aware of a PTA organized rally scheduled for January 14th, at Legislative Hall in Dover. I hope you can find the time to attend in support of parental rights regarding HB 50.
Included in this notice is a link to a petition started by the Delaware PTA which encourages a veto override regarding HB 50.
Delaware PTA To Host Override House Bill 50 Veto Rally At Legislative Hall On January 14th
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Override House Bill 50 Veto Rally
January 14th, 2016
The Delaware PTA wants ALL parents, teachers, and students who support the opt-out movement to come to Legislative Hall on January 14th, 2016 at 2pm. We need to send a strong message to our legislators that we do NOT support Governor Jack Markell’s veto of House Bill 50. We also want our legislators in the House and Senate to override the veto. More details to come, but please make every effort to come, whether or not you are in the Delaware PTA. Every single voice counts!!!!
This is not about reducing assessments in Delaware. This is about a horrible state assessment inflicted on our children. We say no more! We do not like the whole environment associated with the Smarter Balanced Assessment. Yes, the overall goal should be getting rid of the test altogether, but until then, opt-out is the preferred path for those who choose to do so. Overriding a bill made for parents showed a severe lack of disrespect on the Governor’s part. Nowhere in his press release on the veto did he talk about parental rights and honoring those rights.
link to petition: http://delawarepta.org/sign-the-hb-50-veto-override-petition-now/?