Equity Missing in ESSA Plans

Equity Missing in ESSA Plans

October 11, 2017

Dr. Andrea Ramirez, executive director of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference’s Faith and Education Coalition, discusses the lack of an equity focus in the state ESSA plans reviewed on CheckStatePlans.org. In The 74, Ramirez argues that, “ESSA represents the potential for each state to forge a bright future for all its students and to experiment with new and innovative ideas that might eventually transform the way we approach education across the country. But if our state plans fail to effectively address ways of ensuring a high-quality education for students who need the most help, we risk creating a perpetual second-class citizenship.”

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