This week I share more of my thoughts regarding MSDE withholding test scores from the public, along with some more information on the upcoming election and how to cast your votes under current law. Additionally, I want to invite you to my annual Fall fundraiser that will be fun for all ages!
Ready on the Radio - Discussing MSDE Withholding Test Score
Earlier this week, I joined C4 and Bryan Nehman on WBAL News Radio to discuss the Maryland State Department of Education delaying the release of student test scores. The MSDE released science scores, but announced recently that they delay the release math and literacy scores in early 2023.
This is a wide-ranging conversation that goes about 16 minutes. We discuss the specific issue but also overall accountability and policy solutions in education that I believe we should pursue.
Testing scores that have been released throughout the country have clearly shown a large amount of learning loss as a result of virtual learning during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is wrong that MSDE is withholding test scores instead of releasing them and allowing local Boards of Education to start tackling this critical issue. You can listen to my full interview on WBAL radio by clicking here.
Additionally, the Carroll County delegation including myself, Delegate Susan Krebs, Delegate April Rose and Delegate Haven Shoemaker wrote a letter to MSDE calling on them to release all the testing data that they have available. You can read this letter by clicking here.
Upcoming Event - Senator Ready’s Fall Family Fundraiser
I hope you can join us for our annual Fall Family Fundraiser and this year - we'll be rallying for the election which will be just under a month away. Come out and grab campaign materials and enjoy the driving range, mini-golf course and other activities! Your contribution here - whether you can attend or not - helps us turn out the vote and support strong, conservative candidates up and down the ballot across Maryland.
When: Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 5:00-7:00 pm
Where: Island Green Family Fun Center, 1199 Pleasant Valley Road S. Westminster, MD 21158