Hawaii State Teachers Association Concerned by State’s ESSA Plan

Hawaii State Teachers Association Concerned by State’s ESSA Plan

May 30, 2017

The Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) raised concerns over the state’s proposed ESSA plan. According to HSTA President Corey Rosenlee, “the ESSA plan, 80 percent of it, is still tied to test scores,” and they “still believe that it’s too much teaching for the test and too focused on standardized tests.” Hawaii’s public comment period concluded on May 18 and Lindsay Chambers, a spokesman for the state Department of Education, said “the state is working out the details and going through feedback from the public.”