Using ESSA to Successfully Educate Children in Poverty

Using ESSA to Successfully Educate Children in Poverty

November 16, 2016

In a Huffington Post blog, Mark Elgart, president and CEO of AdvancED, raised concern over the election aftermath and the future of ESSA. Elgart argued that many state plans are still being developed and “continue to focus on maintaining a compliance regulatory function of accountability” in order to satisfy federal laws. The direction of these plans “will not create the kind of change” needed to “address the long-standing, persistent problem of effectively educating children in poverty.” Elgart encouraged states to use ESSA’s opportunity to “successfully educate children in poverty” and invest in systems that benefit underprivileged children.