Christi Ham Discusses Importance of ESSA for Military Students

Christi Ham Discusses Importance of ESSA for Military Students

July 27, 2017

Christi Ham, chairwoman for Military Families for High Standards, discussed the importance of ESSA “requiring states to identify military students and track their test scores, attendance and graduation rates as they move from base to base and state to state.” While some states have already recorded these figures, Ham is encouraged that the “law will ensure that these valuable data are being publicly reported” from all states. She also argued, “It will help ensure that children of service members don’t have to sacrifice their education for a parent’s service to the nation.”