Is ESSA the Better Version of NCLB?

Is ESSA the Better Version of NCLB?

August 30, 2016

In conjunction with the Education Writers Association, the National Press Club sponsored panels on K-12 and higher education in relation to the 2016 elections. Panelist Andy Smarick, a partner at Bellwether Education Partners and former education official in the Bush administration, argued the interpretation of ESSA will be subject to who wins the upcoming election. Smarick also argued that it is still being “determined if ESSA is the better version of NCLB.”