States and Education Groups Voice Concerns about U.S. Dept. of Ed’s Comments

States and Education Groups Voice Concerns about U.S. Dept. of Ed’s Comments

July 17, 2017

As reported by Education Week, states and education groups are bristling at the U.S. Dept. of Education’s comments on ESSA plans. Recently, the Council of Chief State School Officers said that the “first set of feedback to three states was too prescriptive in certain areas and goes beyond the intent of the law.” U.S Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) also argued that the “feedback letters seem to fly in the face of the law’s intention that the states—not the federal government—should be calling the shots when it comes to the details of school accountability.” He further stated that he “wants to nip in the bud the idea that somehow it is business as usual in Washington.”