ESEA Briefing Book and Position Paper

Fordham Institute’s ESEA Briefing Book

Political leaders hope to act this year to renew and fix the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA, also known as No Child Left Behind). In this important new paper, Thomas B. Fordham Institute President Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Executive Vice President Michael J. Petrilli identify 10 big issues that must be resolved in order to get a bill across the finish line, and explore the major options under consideration for each one. Should states be required to adopt academic standards tied to college and career readiness? Should the new law provide greater flexibility to states and districts? These are just a few of the areas discussed. Finn and Petrilli also present their own bold yet “reform realist” solutions for ESEA. Read on to learn more.

ESEA Briefing Book
April 19, 2011    by Michael J. Petrilli, Chester E. Finn, Jr.


Parents Across America Press Release and Position Paper

Parents Across America (PAA) is a true grassroots organization of parents and education activists sharing ideas and working locally and nationally to improve public schools.  PAA offers their proposals for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in a position paper.  Read the Parents Across America press release on new ESEA position and the position paper, What Public School Parents Want in a New Federal Education Law.