FL Education Commissioner Pens Letter to Sec. King

FL Education Commissioner Pens Letter to Sec. King

August 5, 2016

Following the close of the public comment window for stakeholders on Florida’s accountability plan, Education Commissioner Pam Stewart sent a letter to U.S. Education Secretary John King. In her letter, she “touts Florida’s existing system, and reminds the secretary that the federal government cannot force states to adopt new rules beyond the scope of ESSA.” Notably, she argues that with the given timeline, “it would not be possible to calculate accountability ratings to identify schools for the 2017-18 school year.”