Time for States to “Step Up” on ESSA

Time for States to “Step Up” on ESSA

March 19, 2018

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 flat in their plans to dramatically improve their education systems,” and their plans “have been plagued by a lack of detail, unclear definitions of success, and only loose frameworks for how they will support their most struggling schools.”