DeVos Says ESSA Plan Mix Laudable; Dems, Civil Rights Groups Not So Much

DeVos Says ESSA Plan Mix Laudable; Dems, Civil Rights Groups Not So Much

November 30, 2017

According to The 74’s Carolyn Phenicie, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos made clear during a recent appearance that she believes strongly in states having flexibility in education policy, and that states are responding positively to having such flexibility under ESSA. But not everybody agrees this flexibility is producing positive results, with both Democrats and civil rights groups claiming the agency has approved state plans that don’t comply with the law.