The National Petition on High-Stakes Testing, which opposes the current Federal over-emphasis on the use of standardized tests to assess the performance of students and teachers has been endorsed by over 400 organizations nationwide including the NEA and dozens of elected school boards.
The Libertarian Party of Delaware, having already taken a strong position against the use of high-stakes testing as the dominant metric in student and teacher assessment, is proud to become the first organization in Delaware to sign the Resolution.
Not the Delaware State Education Association (even though the NEA has signed it).
Not the Democratic or Republican Party.
Not the Governor (who just enshrined test results as part of the measure of teacher performance).
Not the Charter School Network.
Not the Rodel Foundation.
Not the Delaware PTA.
Not the State Board of Education.
So, isn't it time for the rest of Delaware to get serious about ending the disastrous over-emphasis on high-stakes?