Senator Alexander Critiques Dept. of Education Approach to Drafting Implementation Guidelines

Senator Alexander Critiques Dept. of Education Approach to Drafting Implementation Guidelines

May 17, 2016

During The Atlantic’s annual Education Summit, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) discussed his recent dissatisfaction with the Dept. of Education’s approach toward drafting implementation guidelines for ESSA. Alexander stated that, “on the very first instance where the Dept. of Education had the chance to write a rule implementing ESSA, they got a grade of F” and “have been brazen, deceitful and dishonest and unprofessional in writing their rules.”