New Feedback from U.S. Dept. of Ed

New Feedback from U.S. Dept. of Ed

July 6, 2017

The Dept. of Education sent feedback to five more states on their draft ESSA plans. The department requested that “states fill in missing information or clarify parts of their plans to ensure they meet the letter of the law.” While some experts argue the department is “dialing back its feedback,” Jason Botel, acting assistant secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education countered by stating, “I think from the very first state plan we looked at up to the present, we’ve taken the same approach,” and “We’re reading each state plan as its written and we’re reading the statute as written.”