Ed Week Examines Two-Year Process of Drafting ESSA Plans

Ed Week Examines Two-Year Process of Drafting ESSA Plans

September 18, 2017

“The grinding, two-year process of drafting accountability plans under ESSA has upended states’ K-12 political landscape and laid bare long-simmering factions among power brokers charged with putting the new federal education law into effect this school year,” writes Daarel Burnette II in Education Week. The “details tucked into dozens of plans being turned in to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos this week were hammered out by a hodgepodge of elected and appointed officials—from governors and legislators to state school board members and local superintendents—during sometimes sparsely attended meetings, caucuses, and task force sessions.”