States Use ESSA to Push Under-performing Schools

States Use ESSA to Push Under-performing Schools

July 4, 2016

FOX News contributor Juan Williams writes in the Wall Street Journal that ESSA gives states the ability to hold schools accountable for their failures educating minority students. Noting that drop-out rates for African-American and Hispanic students are down, Williams says states can use ESSA to “push” underperforming schools to take “full responsibility for all students who aren’t making the grade.”  With their increased authority from NCLB, Williams encourages states to adopt an “attitude of urgency” when addressing education reform for poor and minority children.