My opponent for Congress feels that parents do not have the right to protect their children from testing that has no benefit to their educational advancement. She believes that the federal government should have a major role in our kids’ education. I do not. I support a parent’s right to opt their children out of Smarter Balance Testing and I reject Common Core. Education should be handled at the local level by elected school boards, professional educators, PTA organizations, and parents.
Government data shows no improvement in reading and minimal advancement in math assessments in decades. This despite billions of dollars used to entice states to embrace programs such as No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, and now Common Core. We need to get the federal government out of our classrooms!
I’m honored to be endorsed by educational organizations Educators to the Rescue and Exceptional Delaware. Let’s put education back in local hands. Vote for Scott Gesty on November 8th!