From Freedomworks – Delaware Passes Testing Opt-Out Bill


What can happen when we can come to meaningful agreement across party lines – it takes both sides to work together.

Last week, Delaware became the latest in growing number of states to push for the ability of parents to opt their children out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment tests. These tests were implemented as part of the increasingly unpopular Common Core education standards, but parents and teachers alike have been dissatisfied with the amount of time and focus going into test preparation as opposed to more traditional teaching, involving individualized interaction between teachers and students.

Delaware’s HB 50 – surprisingly sponsored by a Democrat – cleared the state Senate and now only awaits a signature from the governor.

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