Senator Murray and Rep. Scott Praise Dept. of Education’s Proposed ESSA Funding Rules

Senator Murray and Rep. Scott Praise Dept. of Education’s Proposed ESSA Funding Rules

September 1, 2016

In a joint statement, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) praised the Dept. of Education for the proposed ESSA funding rules. Sen. Murray and Sen. Scott argue that the new rule “honors Congressional intent” by “empowering local leaders with greater latitude in the expenditure of Title I funds.” They also call on education officials, parents and communities to work together to improve the education system as a whole, and to achieve “true equity in education.”