His words:

“We know we can’t force any kid to put their hands on a keyboard.”

This was uttered by New Jersey’s equivalent of Mark Murphy.  Meaning if New Jersey finds it illegally impossible to force kids to ruin their lives forever by taking the Smarter Balance Assessments, then Delaware can not force kids to do so either….

And why of course would a state head of education utter such words?  Because he knows first hand the damage these tests will do, just as does our own Mark Murphy, but he puts children first.  Mark Murphy and the current administration’s DOE has repeatedly shown, children are to be the very last priority.  For our guys, It is all about creating more charter schools (which incidentally were found by Stanford University to do a poorer job at teaching quality then do public schools)…