Check State Plans Reveals States’ Failure to Seize ESSA Opportunity

Check State Plans Reveals States’ Failure to Seize ESSA Opportunity

December 31, 2017

Washington Post Columnist Jay Mathews writes that, in December, the “Collaborative for Student Success, in partnership with Bellwether Education Partners, reported on state efforts to install creative programs to boost achievement, as encouraged by” ESSA. However, these “efforts are failing miserably, according to 45 experts (including many teachers) who peered deeply into the state plans required by the new law.”