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The Most Courageous Superintendent in America

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by Christel Swasey

At this link, Joseph Rella, superintendent of Comsewogue School District in New York, takes a courageous stand, one of many he’s taken this year.

This is a link to his robocall that went out to parents. It’s a must hear!

Rella also wrote a letter to his representatives and called on the Governor, Regents and Commissioner to help him help the kids.

He asked his leaders to remove him from his job if they won’t remove Common Core.

Highlights of the robocall:

The Superintendent invited parents to attend a stop common core rally this Saturday at noon at Comsewogue High School, 545 Bicycle Path in Port Jefferson Station, NY.

The Superintendent told parents that Common Core hurts students. The catalyst for the planned rally was the fact that in his district, as was echoed all over New York State, 70% of students failed the Common Core tests. Rella says that sends a message that “70% of you aren’t college material. That message hurts kids. That message is wrong.”

In a letter to his political representatives, Rella wrote:

“Please help us… If not, then I request on behalf of our residents – your constituents – you initiate proceedings to have me removed as superintendent. IF this system is truly valid, then during my tenure as superintendent, our students went from about 90 percent proficient to about 30 percent proficient.”

Two additional articles on the superintendent’s rally:

http://www.independentsentinel.com/common-core-revolt-on-long-island-at-comsewogue-school-district/

http://portjefferson.patch.com/groups/schools/p/comsewogue-supe-help-us-with-state-testing-or-remove-me

If more superintendents, commissioners, principals, teachers, parents and school board members displayed this courage and integrity, Americans would still have local control of education.

There is a growing list of not just teachers, but now also administrators and board members who are doing just that.

Thank you, thank you, to these courageous, job-risking pioneers who stand up for liberty in education administration!

Joseph Rella (New York local superintendent)
Cindy Hill (Wyoming state superintendent)
Betty Peters (Alabama state school board member)
Heidi Sampson (Maine state school board member)
Wendy Hart (Utah local school board member)
Angela Weinzinger (Calif. local school board member)
Brian Halladay (Utah local school board member)
Robert Scott (Texas former state commissioner of education)

Stand up!

Written by Leatherneck Blogger

August 28, 2013 at 06:00

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