Former Rep. Kline Discusses ESSA and Local Control

Former Rep. Kline Discusses ESSA and Local Control

May 10, 2017

In The Hill, former Congressman and chair of the House Education Committee, John Kline, discussed how ESSA shifts “education authority and accountability out of Washington and back to the states, where it belongs.” He also cites Sec. DeVos’ recent comments that ESSA “essentially does away with the whole argument about Common Core,” agreeing that states have customized their standards to meet the needs of their students – and highlighting that “the standards they have in place aren’t Washington standards; they are local standards.”