Charter School Efforts Not Mention in Most State ESSA Plans

Charter School Efforts Not Mention in Most State ESSA Plans

May 23, 2017

Education Week finds that few state ESSA plans are mentioning charter school efforts. Jennifer Thomsen, the author and director of the Education Commission of the States Knowledge and Research Center, argued that, “what we’re really seeing in most of the accountability sections is that district and charter schools are being treated exactly the same.” States that did mention charter school efforts included Maryland, Tennessee, and New Mexico, as well as the District of Columbia.