ESSA Plan “Set to Make Life Harder for Students Learning English”

ESSA Plan “Set to Make Life Harder for Students Learning English”

November 13, 2018

Conor P. Williams writes in The 74 that Florida’s “ambivalence” towards English-language learners “shows up in its recent, meandering efforts to bring its education system into compliance with federal law.” Not only was Florida “the last state” to have its ESSA plan approved, the state also “knew it had compliance problems as soon as the new law went into place.” William writes, state leaders “initially announced they were going to seek waivers from the law—only to forge ahead (unsuccessfully) without making any changes.”