KY Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt Comments on ESSA

KY Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt Comments on ESSA

September 4, 2016

Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt commented on ESSA in an interview, specifically noting his comments to Congress during a hearing this summer. “I couldn’t sit idly by and be quiet about something that I think was going against what the intent of [ESSA] was… I felt strongly and still feel strongly that the draft regulations that came out were putting too many shackles on us,” Pruitt said. He also argues that the options offered by the Dept. of Education could yield testing data that lacks integrity and doesn’t accurately reflect student learning.