Would “Supplement, Not Supplant” Create New Hurdles for Districts

Would “Supplement, Not Supplant” Create New Hurdles for Districts

September 7, 2016

In an opinion piece published by US News and World Report, Nat Malkus, a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute commented on the Dept. of Education’s proposed “supplement, not supplant” regulations under ESSA. He concluded that the rule could create a “new set of hurdles” for school districts, and Secretary King is making a “risky long-term political bet” by putting forward regulations with a level of uncertainty on future administration impact. Malkus is concerned that the department is making “major demands” on school districts that Congress “expressly forbade.”