State and Local Control Tag

Education Funding Inequity Persistent Problem

Amelia Harper reports for Education Dive that “though federal funding has helped level the playing field in school spending over the years, a recently released report of school spending during the 2014-15 academic year reveals that 25% of the poorest schools in the nation received...

Read More

Rep. Roe on Empowering Teachers and ESSA

U.S. Representative Phil Roe authored an opinion piece recently on the importance of recognizing hardworking teachers and the positive impact they have on the classroom, as well as his role in crafting ESSA. He praised the work of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam who sought to...

Read More

DeVos Double Standard When it Comes to Local Leaders?

Anne Hyslop examines the disconnect between U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ sharp criticism of state ESSA plans when speaking to the Council of Chief State School Officers and her other comments on local control. With a “cacophony of opinions on the topic, “it’s easy to...

Read More

Time for States to “Step Up” on ESSA

ESSA champions have “long argued” the law would “swing the pendulum of control back to the states and, by doing so, unleash the innovative potential of local leaders,” writes educator Sean Worley in The 74. Citing Check State Plans as evidence, Worley explains that “states have fallen...

Read More

NCLB + ESSA = State—But Not Local—Control

American Enterprise Institute’s Nat Malkus explains that the combined impact of NCLB and ESSA will be that, when it comes to education policy, the “reins” will be “firmly in state hands.” As a result, “many will have to adjust to these state differences” and undertake...

Read More

Promises of Greater Flexibility

According to the Washington Times, Arizona may put the “promises of greater flexibility” under ESSA to the test due to a 2016 state law “that allows traditional and charter school leaders to choose the standardized test they think best fits each school’s teaching methods.”

Read More