It shuts down Bayard School… 

Sprinkler pipes burst flooding the school forcing its closure until Monday Feb. 22nd…

Governor Markell and Secretary Murphy issued an ultimatum.  Because something happened beyond the school district’s control. the Christina District must either a) close down the school, or b) turned over to a management company, or c) make it into a charter school… (Christina opted to punt the problem to Red Clay school district…. )
Massive poverty.  Low outside temperatures… What’s the difference?

Fact is… there really isn’t any… Those kids will not get an education on par with others in Shue Middle School for example, because they will miss 4 days of school.. That is beyond their control.  Yet allegedly that makes no difference when they take the Smarter Balanced Assessment. … None.  Just like not having dinner every night for the past few years, allegedly makes no difference when one takes the Smarter Balanced Assessment… Just like dodging bullies who will put lead into your body for no reason, allegedly makes no difference when one takes the Smarter Balanced Assessment… just like having a mom strung on heroin, and a different man every night, makes no difference… when taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment.

Our children are people… Our children are human beings… They need help.  Help comes in the form of people… not standardized tests ….

All children need to opt out of the the test… That is the only thing that can save our educational system now.  Our educational system has lost all touch with reality. It is for parents to stand up as adults and say… I don’t care how much you are getting paid!… My child will not take this test!…. They are career stepping stones to you!… They are the only children we have!…

Middle School children going to Bayard will be penalized for life (lower scores) because water pipes broke. Shouldn’t that be telling you something?

Advertisements