DeVos Delivers Speech on New ESSA Accountability Regulations
March 14, 2017
During a speech to the Council of the Great City Schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos touted the new ESSA accountability regulations. According to The 74, DeVos argued the Dept. of Education under President Obama had “gone outside of its established authority” and “created roadblocks, wittingly or unwittingly, for parents and educators alike.” DeVos seeks to keep Washington “out of your way” so educators can “unleash new and creative thinking to set children up for success.” The speech was greeted with a lukewarm reception from the leaders of the country’s largest school districts.