Future President May Encounter Difficulties in Efforts to Micromanage School Reform

Future President May Encounter Difficulties in Efforts to Micromanage School Reform

October 29, 2016

An election brief in The Economist notes that neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton seem inclined to “micromanage school reform,” unlike the previous two occupants of the Oval Office. According to the piece, ESSA “hands back power to states over standards and tests” making it difficult for a “future president to seek to micromanage school reform.” The article notes that the U.S. “spends more per child than any big rich country,” but that U.S. students consistently rank below international peers on tests.

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