The letter and list of priorities that the Council of Chief State School Officers sent to Congress last week is mind boggling. Yes they want to see mandates relaxed in a ESEA reauthorization, but they want Congress to keep the biggest mandate of all – the annual standardized test especially in light with the Senate flirting with the idea of ditching the annual testing requirement.
Can’t states do this without a federal mandate if they want?
Here’s the letter sent by Chris Minnich who is the executive director of CCSSO.
Here is their proposal for ESEA.