States Now Have More Flexibility Thanks to ESSA

States Now Have More Flexibility Thanks to ESSA

June 10, 2016

An article by the Hechinger Report discussed the negative legacy of NCLB and the impact it has had on the development of ESSA. The article notes, “With the passage of the ESSA, states are now in the midst of crafting their own new benchmarks and accountability requirements, which, at least on the face of the law, allow greater flexibility than NCLB’s test-heavy mandates that engendered so much controversy and resistance.”