House of Reps. Vote to Overturn Accountability Regulations and Teacher Prep Programs Under ESSA

House of Reps. Vote to Overturn Accountability Regulations and Teacher Prep Programs Under ESSA

February 7, 2017

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to overturn accountability regulations and teacher-preparation programs under ESSA. As reported by Education Week, Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN) introduced the measures. Before the House vote, Rokita stated that he wanted to overturn these rules because they “ran counter to the spirit of the law itself, which he said is designed to give state and district leaders more power” and “getting rid of the rules would not impede states from shifting to ESSA as they saw fit.”