AUGUSTA – The Maine Education Association is weighing in on a few education bills making their way through Augusta.
The first would end a contract with Smarter Balanced, an online assessment test which MEA officials say has had multiple issues.
The Education and Cultural Affairs Committee voting unanimously to end that contract and work toward creating a statewide assessment.
The second, is a bill that would reinforce the rights of parents to opt their children out of standardized testing. The committee voting 8 to 4 against that bill.
MEA president Lois Kilby-Chesley says they are disappointed with the committees recommendation and say they support a parents right to choose what is best for his or her child. Both bills now move on to the house and senate for consideration.