Addressing the Inequities of School Building Conditions Under ESSA

Addressing the Inequities of School Building Conditions Under ESSA

August 18, 2016

A blog post from Dr. Angel Ford, a research associate with the Education Facilities Clearinghouse, argues that the flexibility in ESSA can be used to “address the inequities of school building conditions” despite the law not explicitly mentioning the issue. Dr.  Ford references a “clarion call” from Dept. of Education Secretary John King on “equity in education,” and says that “the condition of school buildings and classrooms are very inequitable.” He advocates for those concerned with school facilities should tell state officials that “facility improvements are an educational priority.”