Condoleezza Rice Gives ESSA Advice to Local Leaders

Condoleezza Rice Gives ESSA Advice to Local Leaders

January 4, 2017

In an interview with The 74, Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, was asked about advice she would give to local leaders who are making decisions under ESSA. Rice encouraged states to set high standards for students and teachers and to give parents a choice. In addition to STEM education, Rice encouraged leaders to utilize arts under ESSA because the arts can, “open up children’s minds and their horizons and their confidence in a way that nothing else does.”

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