This bill creates the right for the parent or guardian of a child to opt out of the annual assessment, currently the Smarter Balanced Assessment System. It passed last year by veto proof margins but was vetoed by Governor Jack Markell due to his penchant for loving Rodel education “reforms.” The veto override failed for reasons passing any rational understanding. Hey Senators and Representatives, if you vote yes on a bill, that means you want that bill to become law. So if the Governor wrongly vetos the bill, you must also vote to override that veto. Who cares if the Governor might have his fees fees hurt.
SPONSORS: Kowalko, Lawson, Baumbach, Henry, Hocker, Hudson, Keeley, Lynn, Paradee, Spiegelman, Williams, Wilson
YES VOTES: 0
NO VOTES: 0
HISTORY: Introduced on 1/24/17. Placed in Education Committee.
STATUS: Awaiting hearing in Education Committee.