The 74 on Independent Peer Review of State ESSA Plans: “Opportunity Wasted”

The 74 on Independent Peer Review of State ESSA Plans: “Opportunity Wasted”

December 12, 2017

“States largely squandered the opportunity to create strong, innovative education plans through the Every Student Succeeds Act, a bipartisan group of independent reviewers found,” writes Carolyn Phenicie in The 74. As Erika McConduit, president and CEO of the Urban League of Louisiana and one of the reviewers, notes, “This is really challenging work. No state has seemed to figure out how to do it well, across the board, for every student, in a comprehensive manner and in a sustained way over time.”