Rep. Bobby Scott Challenges Local Leaders to Support High Standards & Invest in Public Schools

Rep. Bobby Scott Challenges Local Leaders to Support High Standards & Invest in Public Schools

May 19, 2017

Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), ranking member of the House Education Committee, commented on the importance of ESSA, stating, “Let me be clear, ESSA matters. Getting ESSA right matters.” He continued, arguing that “the choices you’re making—how to use the law’s flexibilities while respecting equity requirements—those choices matter.” Scott challenged local leaders to “hold state and federal governments accountable for supporting college and career-ready standards for all students and investing public funds in public schools.”