Feds Update Ed Advocates on ESSA

Feds Update Ed Advocates on ESSA

September 24, 2018

Klein reports that on September 24, federal education officials met privately “with a select group of education advocates at the department to talk the Every Student Succeeds Act, the school safety commission, choice, and career and technical education.” Secretary DeVos wasn’t present, but the group “heard from Mick Zais, the deputy secretary; Frank Brogan, the assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education; Jim Blew, the assistant secretary for planning evaluation and policy analysis, and Scott Stump, the assistant secretary for career-and-technical education.” Brogan said of ESSA implementation that the federal agency’s job is “leave it the hell alone and let it work.” He “did not sketch out any guidance or regulations that the department would be issuing on the new law,” but “he did say that the feds would be reviewing programs authorized under the law to make sure taxpayers are getting a fair return on their investment.”