ALEC is Excited About the New Testing Provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), so is iNACOL

ALEC is Excited About the New Testing Provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), so is iNACOL
by seattleducation2010
Personally, whenever a bill in Washington D.C. is praised for its bipartisan nature – I get worried. The common ground discovered by Democrats and Republicans, usually comes at our expense. The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) is being sold to educators, parents, and the public as being somehow better than No Child […]

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seattleducation2010 | September 25, 2016 at 10:16 AM | Tags: ALEC, American Legislative Exchange Council, ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act, iNACOL, International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), NCLB, No Child Left Behind Act, Senator Patty Murray | Categories: ALEC, Charter schools, ESSA, No Child Left Behind, Online learning | URL: http://wp.me/pNbRQ-5RW

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Personally, whenever a bill in Washington D.C. is praised for its bipartisan nature – I get worried. The common ground discovered by Democrats and Republicans, usually comes at our expense.

The Every Student Succeeds Act  of 2015 (ESSA) is being sold to educators, parents, and the public as being somehow better than No Child Left Behind (NCLB).

You may remember NCLB as the law which declared every student in the United States would be proficient in math and reading by the year 2014 – because ridiculous mandates make things happen.

To the surprise of no one, 2014 came and went and proficiency wasn’t achieved.

In short, the ESSA is better than the last federal education law that was an absolute failure. But why let some inconvenient facts get in the way of a perfectly good marketing strategy?

This may explain why the rollout of the ESSA was so short on specifics…

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