Trump Admin “Falling Short” on ESSA Implementation

Trump Admin “Falling Short” on ESSA Implementation

July 15, 2019

In Education Week, Megan Duff and Priscilla Wohlstetter provide an overview of a recent study conducted by them and their colleagues regarding the ESSA planning process, which concludes that the process has “veered off course.” How so? ESSA, contrary to NCLB, reverts much of the power to set education policy back to the states when it comes to assessments, school improvement, and other areas. However, the U.S. Department of Education “is still responsible for providing guidance, support, and corrective action to the states,” and their “analysis found the current administration is falling short of their end of the bargain.”