States Put Communities Back in the Driver’s Seat

States Put Communities Back in the Driver’s Seat

September 27, 2016

Wade Henderson, president and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, wrote an opinion piece on the opportunities for states and schools to make “better choices” for students of color under ESSA. Henderson argued that under the new law, states need to “put communities in the driver’s seat” and make sure all schools achieve excellence for their students. He focused on the importance of adequate access to resources including facilities, coursework, and faculty.