U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos cited the flexibility of the Every School Succeeds Act (ESSA) speaking at a Council of Chief State School Officers’ gathering, while at the same time, complained about the state plans she has approved just met the “bare minimum.”
Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), accused Education Secretary Betsy DeVos of approving state plans that flaunt ESSA.
Betsy DeVos pushed the misleading narrative again that the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) returns power to the states in her interview with AP.
After Michigan’s ESSA state accountability plan is rejected Acting Assistant Secretary of Elementary & Secondary Education Jason Botel is out at USDED.
Even with changes to the feedback process for state accountability plans required under the ESSA, the U.S. Department of Education is still nit-picky.
Florida, Kentucky, and New Jersey are seeking a testing waiver from the U.S. Department of Education under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Vander Hart: Tweaking the feedback process for state accountability plans required under ESSA is not enough. Secretary Betsy DeVos can approve them all.
Smith & Love: States should pursue their own course under an administration that in Alabama’s case showed respect for local and state control of education.
Betsy DeVos has fully embraced the power ESSA gave her to approve state accountability plans and has no trouble with exerting federal control.
Jay Matthews: “In the spirit of confusing bipartisanship,” the Every Student Succeeds Act insisted each state define what an ineffective teacher was.