Is ESSA Another “Elusive Dream” for Equity?

Is ESSA Another “Elusive Dream” for Equity?

February 4, 2019

Writing for Black Press USA, Dr. Elizabeth V. Primas, Program Manager for NNPA ESSA Awareness Campaign, says that, as “education leaders review the individual state plans that have been developed and approved in keeping with the Every Student Succeeds Act, it is obvious that many states are making an attempt prioritize equity over performance.” Some states have set accountability timelines “signifying the urgency of the problem,” while others “continue to miss the mark by setting goals that are too distant.” Primas is concerned that these plans will disproportionately and negatively impact students of color and low-income students.