Civil Rights Leaders Discuss Closing Achievement Gaps in State ESSA Plans

Civil Rights Leaders Discuss Closing Achievement Gaps in State ESSA Plans

August 1, 2017

Civil rights leader and Urban League of New Orleans President Erika McConduit spoke with BlackPressUSA about the need for a focus on closing achievement gaps in state ESSA plans – and how the plans already submitted have fallen short. McConduit notes that “some ESSA state plans have failed to take into account the academic performance of historically disadvantaged students.”