Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss Questions ESSA’s Intent

Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss Questions ESSA’s Intent

October 24, 2016

The Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss reprinted a blog from Connecticut College Education Department Chair Lauren Anderson University of Washington Professor of Teacher Education Ken Zeichner that questions inconsistences with ESSA’s original intent. According to the authors, the new regulations require states to “hold teacher-education programs accountable for the achievement outcomes of graduates” but many have criticized this citing a lack of “evidence.” The post stated that the new regulations “embody the same unreasonable label punishment mechanisms” that were questioned under NCLB and are also “out of step with its successor ESSA.” The piece also noted the “concerning connections” between Title II finding and the “academy provision” under the new regulations.