Betsy DeVos has fully embraced the power ESSA gave her to approve state accountability plans and has no trouble with exerting federal control.
In the 17 state accountability plans submitted to the U.S. Department of Education few highlight the Common Core, but not because it has disappeared.
The U.S. Department of Education just announced they are soliciting public feedback on cutting back and/or getting rid of burdensome education regulations.
Betty Peters: Is the US Department of Education afraid allowing Alabama to choose its assessment would make it stray too far from the federal corral?
Shane Vander Hart: The Trump Administration can give lip service to local control, or they actually can respect it and allow Alabama to proceed with a new test.
Shane Vander Hart: You can’t have real local control in education without a severe reduction in the budget and size of the U.S. Department of Education.
Former Secretary of Education William Bennett is concerned that Massachusetts watered down their academic standards, but won’t say how they did it.
Shane Vander Hart: On WWMT Channel 3 (West Michigan’s CBS affiliate) last week DeVos reiterated that Common Core is gone and she is still wrong.
President Trump orders a review of federal rules, regulations, and guidance related to K-12 education to ensure it respects local and state control.
Shane Vander Hart: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has not said much about Common Core since being confirmed, and what she has said has been entirely incorrect.